Sharing the Reality – My Father suddenly has terminal cancer.

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I try to live an open book life here on my blog, after all it was first created in 2007 as a way for family and friends to keep up with us as we move around the country on the military life adventure. Sometimes it is hard though keeping it real because it means facing […]

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Practicing for Sustainable and Living Green – Update

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StormBaby (age 6) in her play dress out taking care of the chickens and so excited about the first Olive Egg! Can we manage sustainable living someday? In our effort to live more green and someday be more sustainable and possibly even give energy back to the grid we have been trying a lot of […]

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Never marry someone who wouldn’t be a great Daddy

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Poster they made Dad for Fathers Day. Yes, he let the 4 kids eat most of the candy! LOL They knew he would! When I was a teenager I was a wild little thing. I wanted to get out into the world and experience everything life had to offer and to heck with the rules. […]

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In loving Memory

In Memory of Memere (Grandmother)  I have found over the years small gifts left to those still alive in the difficult time after loved ones die. Stories about them come to light that so many didn’t know. Collectively as people grieve they share the best and sometimes worst parts about those who are gone. Those […]

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My Sister Kissed a Girl and is now getting Married

    I would like to introduce you to someone dear to me and a guest post I am so excited to post here! This is my baby sister who clearly is far from a baby now!   Guest Post  By: Asha sister of LittleCrunchy!      When I was little I always thought that a […]

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18 year old gets Married

This is not a news story, and it is not all that rare. However so many people seem to have opinions about this. Here is my opinion. I got married at 18. It has been 14 years now and still married to the love of my life. I adore him. I feel now as I […]

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Guest Post: Importance of Keeping Your Elderly Relatives Active

Importance of Keeping Your Elderly Relatives Active. By: Maria Mallaband    As parents, the importance of keeping your child’s minds active and healthy is imperative. Unfortunately it’s a fact of life that as people grow older, so too do their minds. It is it is important that relatives or children of the elderly adopt the same […]

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Natural House Review and Giveaway!

We all know probiotics are good for the body so maybe I should not have been so shocked to learn they are good for my house too. Did you know this? If not, let me explain! Natural House makes natural household cleaning products using the non-toxic powers of probiotics. Simply put we need to treat our homes […]

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Providence Children’s Museum

A trip back up north brought us on a cold day to this childrens museum in providence. Parking was very easy unlike many of the ones we have been to in the past. This is a huge plus when you have 4 children and Fibromyalgia. Not only was the parking lot on site, there was […]

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Valentine Window Clings

The other night was a creative night here with the littles. Many nights are creative here because it is our idea of fun. We are not really the “sit and watch sports” types, though we did try and watch the super bowl on Sunday with a friend. Mostly we played with the kids though all […]

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What’s Essential?

  As an Army wife, mother of 4, and surrogate mother of 2, the most essential thing in my life is time with my loved ones. Poor health and death are my biggest fears. Every time my husband leaves the house, every time one of us get sick, every time my health takes a down […]

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Surrogacy

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” Edward Everett Hale Surrogacy is a gift like few others.  I learned about it when I was 10, […]

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Her 95th New Years!

Left is my Mom (My second Mom) and Right is my Meme.  Meme did a great deal of my raising and I adore her. We have lived so far from her for so long and I love that wonder hubby does all he can to make sure we can travel north to come see them. […]

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I win!

   I am competitive with my husband. I admit it. Sometimes I just have to win. He is brilliant, has gotten more handsome with age, and he has this out of the house life that I don’t. Sometimes I just have to be better at something than he is. We play a lot of game […]

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Of Sorrow and Love

Sorrow reminds me that never again shall we see another day together.Love reminds me that I shall never wake having not been changed by the ones we did.   – Kimberly Cleven    Thinking today of the sadness of loved ones who have lost people so dear. I can’t make it better. I can’t wish it […]

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Shutterfly Review – Giveaway

    Thank you for stopping by this very special Shutterfly giveaway. First let me tell you a bit about Shutterfly and why you want to win this! I know my fellow 365 photo a day friends will love this!     Shutterfly is a leading internet based publishing company. They are the high quality […]

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Giving Thanks

Thank you to everyone who is reading this. You read. There for I love you! 🙂 Really though I tell my kids never to marry anyone who doesn’t own a lot of books! Thank you for reading, thank you for not beating me with my own poor grammar too! While today is Thanksgiving and it […]

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October 25th — Being a Big Sister is hard!

My little sister the beautiful wild pirate. Being a big sister is hard. – Little sister wanted to do everything I did. – Having to watch her, change diapers, help with homework. – Having to take her on dates with me! – Having everyone enamored with the baby in the family. – The list goes […]

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October 23rd — Maryland Ren Fair

We made it out on a beautiful fall day to the Maryland Ren Fair. Here are some notes about the day. – Entry was a bit high, we paid about $44 for 2 adult tickets but thankfully kids under 4 are free. – We had read about horrible lines and expected them to be bad […]

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October 18th

Night after night you can here the shuffle of lego pieces, it is like what I picture having racoons in the attic must be like. Sometimes it is still heard come 3am. Sometimes this peaceful mama can’t take it anymore and tells the oldest she needs to go. to. bed. because I have no idea […]

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