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Christmas Confession, or Stupid Cat, Oh Stupid Cat, What Are They Feeding You?

December is approaching and it is time to start Christmas shopping. Not my favorite thing. Fa la la la blah! I loathe shopping—and not just during the holidays. I am a member of the small segment of the female population … Continue reading

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The Goodwill Incident

A tribute to costume shopping: Halloween, 2010 (This is also for Cheryl, who sweetly asked, “What happened to your blog?)  October 31st of every year, our church hosts a Fall Festival. Complete with train-rides, moonwalks, face painting, hot dogs, games, … Continue reading

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Speaking with The Lion King

Eighteen years ago, Joe and I purchased a home in a quaint little suburb that has been great for raising kids. Good schools, great neighbors and a short drive from all that makes life easier—Target, HEB, Office Depot, a 24-Hour … Continue reading

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Sounds Kinda Fishy to Me

My husband loves to fish. On average, Joe takes a trip to the coast twice a year. Apparently he has a good time. Since I have no desire to sleep on sand, I stay home. (The wise man built his … Continue reading

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The Sea World Incident

Note from the writer: This is a bit of a confession. I am not Catholic, but sometimes wish I were. It would be great to walk into a box, confess my sins, and be guilt free by saying three Hail … Continue reading

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Parenting Behind the Wheel

This post was originally written for a digital publication. It was edited by the lovely and talented Melissa Locke Roberts and Leila Lewis. Thanks ladies! The first time my daughter got behind the wheel of a car, it took her … Continue reading

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Bunnies, Boys and a Bow

One evening, as Joe and I lay in bed, ready for lights-out, my 14-year-old daughter burst into the room and began a maniacal monologue about what a great time she had at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. She … Continue reading

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