Operation Do It (O.D.I.)

Tomorrow starts the third week of the girls’ summer break from school. Over the years we have developed some structure for the girls’ free mornings so they wouldn’t spend all day every day glued to some screen or begin begging us for something to “do” at 10 am each day. I am not sure which […]

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6/12/2022

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What Is The Best Thing About It?

Today, my first born turns 18. Last Saturday, was her last piano recital ever. I remember when she swung her legs from the bench, barely able to keep up with her instructor. Next Saturday is her senior prom. She will dress up and wear her highest heals to date. Then, the following Friday she will […]

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5/14/2021

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Postponed Parties & Lingering Lessons

It was a little over a year ago our life changed – everyone’s did, as the lockdowns started and the pandemic began its sweep across the country. Last year, Piper’s 11th birthday came and went without her friend party or her extended family gathering to watch her blow her candles out. This year, as we […]

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3/27/2021

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It’s the Day After Valentine’s . . .

Our daughters have finished their remote learning for the day and we are waiting for the sleet to change over to the much hyped and publicized 8″ of snow that is supposedly going to blanket our our area of Tennessee. I am sitting here in my pjs with a cup of coffee in my favorite […]

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Trusting Him With Her

“I love you! Watch out for the crazies!” These are the last words that I am telling my newly driving daughter these days as she heads out the door. I want to tell her so much more – “Don’t take the turns too fast,” “Be sure to use your turn signal,” “Don’t let your phone […]

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Yes’s And No’s

Our youngest daughter, Eliza, has a slew of nicknames: Lizzie, E-lizzie, Little Bit, Nugget, Tiny Tot, Eliza J – to name a few. My husband and I have one name for her that we share just between the two of us, P.W. No, it does not stand for Pioneer Woman from the cookbook writing, blogging, […]