Category Archives: Children

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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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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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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Speech Fun

Today is my little Micah’s birthday!  He is 6 years old. Micah still has some speech issues, which make life more interesting.  Mark, Elena, and I were working on a poster about him for his school birthday celebration. Mark asked him what he wants to be when he grows up.  He exuberantly replied, “An IDIOT!” […]
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Sleeping Potion

I just destroyed my chances of winning mother of the year.  Again.  For the 11th year in a row. Bed time is a nightmare in our house.  It is always at bed time that we question the logic behind having four children.  Let me share: 7:00 We always start the bed time routine happily.  We […]
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Our Annual ER Visit

About every summer we make a trip to the ER.  I thought that we were going to make it without a trip this year; after all, school begins in 10 days.  I got my hopes up too quickly.  Last night we ventured that way again. I really think that the Lord sends us teaching moments.  […]
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10,000 Diapers

Mark and I have been changing diapers for over 10 years.  We just spent our ride home from a date processing what that 10 years encompassed.  Mark calculated that if you took an average of 3 diapers a day and multiply that by 365 days a year you get roughly 1000 diapers a year.  Then, […]
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