Blogging again

I have taken a long break from blogging.  One major reason is that I am buried in responsibilities right now.  Raising four kids is a daunting task in itself, but add two with diagnosed ADHD and one who is probably on the spectrum with possible ADHD, and there is no room for rest or relaxation. […]
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An Inspirational Story

Before I go to bed, I have to share an inspirational story. About a year ago I met a lady that within a week lost her significant other, wrecked her car, and found herself struggling financially. She took a lot of time off of work, and her worked didn’t file her bereavement paperwork correctly, so […]
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The four-year-old for the win!

I had big plans for Isaiah while he was home with me today. I pictured the two of us working together in my office.  I would work on my thesis; he would work on his preschool activity book.  Both of us would be making educational magic side-by-side.  The problem was, Isaiah wasn’t going for it. […]
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I just stalked a school bus

I just stalked a school bus. I know it sounds creepy, but let me explain. My little Isaiah doesn’t talk much, and he qualified for services through Douglas County Child Find.  He is the third of my kids that was delayed in speech.  Putting him in his new preschool required a lot of coordination on […]
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One hour a day

I decided that my goal for 2014 was to write for one hour a day on my own personal projects.  When I made that decision, I failed to factor in the fact that I have kids. I have sat down at this computer about 20 times today, and I am pretty sure that I have […]
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Lessons I Learned from Duck Dynasty

I have a love/hate relationship with our plumbing business.  Lately, it’s been leaning more towards hate. The business consumes so much of my time.  I know how I want to contribute my talents to the world, and the plumbing business has nothing to do with that vision.  I understand that it pays my bills.  It […]
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Life is a Vapor

Another shooting.  Another gunman goes on a rampage and kills a bunch of people.  But this time it’s different.  This time the majority of victims are 6 and 7 years old. At first I was desensitized to the horror of it all.  I kind of knew what was going on, but this was happening so […]
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Coffee Addiction

Coffee and I have a complicated relationship.  Let me explain… Coffee is not my drink of choice.  In fact, I really don’t like it that much at all.  That’s why I have to drink it loaded with spices and sweetener.  Coffee is just a tool.  A tool that punishes you when you stop using it. […]
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First World Problems

Christmas is coming, and my kids don’t need anything. I used to have great ideas about what to get the kids.  I had a list of a few items each to buy.  Now, the boys really don’t play with toys.  Elena likes lip gloss and lotions, which she can buy with her own money.  (Plus, […]
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Tickets, Please

Isaiah’s favorite movie is The Polar Express.  In fact, it’s really the only thing he’ll watch.  I’m pretty sure he’s seen it about 100 times.  He watches it about once a day.  He has the words, the music, and the actions of every character memorized. There is a scene in The Polar Express in which […]
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