How to Prepare Kids for Tornado Season

I’ve always lived where tornadoes are a fact of life.  As a kid, we had tornado drills.  We heard the tornado sirens tested on Wednesdays at noon, and my siblings and I passed more minutes than I’d like to think about under a mattress in our hallway or, later, in the earthen dugout shelter beside […]

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The only way my house stays half-way clean

If you are reading this, you probably struggle with keeping your house clean.  For me, the struggle is real, and the struggle is daily. I am always amazed at how I can get my house clean, then it is messy again within hours.  And I mean “amazed” in a negative sense. It can be disheartening, […]

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When the Advice isn’t Working

Recently, I saw a Facebook friend from a friend of mine who moved out of state.  She was lamenting the fact that it was so difficult to meet new people and make friends, especially when you have two kids under age 5 at home.   Only a couple of comments in, someone had given her […]

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DIY a Mane + Tail (in an hour!)

I don’t know about you, but I love a good craft.  Usually I make stuff for our home or for my kids, but on my own schedule, and without much of a deadline.  Now that I have a kid in school, I find myself crafting for her on a deadline–sometimes a tight one! My poor daughter […]

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