Notes from the Road Children

My children always have various notes, hand-made posters, and bulletins posted around the house.  An anticipated guest might expect to be welcomed with “Come This Way —->”  signs about. And then, there are the obligatory “Your Name Here‘s Room” signs.  But sometimes they give me such a laugh, I have to share!  Walking down the hallway last week, I spotted this benign-looking sign with mermaid stickers, and bright colors.  At…

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Parenting in the “Entertain Me” Age

“Will you play with me, Mom?” “”I’m bored.” “What is there to do today?” “Can we watch a movie?” “Can you go outside with us?” On one hand, I am really glad that my kids want to spend time with me.  And I really love spending time with them, as well.  But it seems they are constantly wanting to be entertained, for me to be leading an activity.  After a…

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In the Moment of Lost

It was a glorious day at the beach, on the first day of our family vacation.  My in-laws were there, as well as sister- and brother-in-law, nephews, niece.  Our three daughters were in heaven as they played in the sand and surf with their beloved cousins, their collective ages between 4 and 10. All was well with the world.  The kids were playing in the sand right down in front…

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Wordless Wednesday: Pack Square Fountain, Asheville

We are having a fabulous family time in Asheville, NC for Real Life Asheville Adventure Week! (#reallifeavl on Twitter) Today, I get to meet some amazing bloggers at Biltmore Estate to tour the property and share what Biltmore has for families! Yes, that includes you couples who leave the kids with grandma!  Judd and I spent our second anniversary at Biltmore Holiday Candlelight Tour!  But I’ve never been in the…

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Asheville, NC Adventure Week!

I am so excited to be embarking on a fun week and a half of North Carolina Adventures today! We’re packing up the fam and heading over to Asheville for the week!  Besides having my college roommate/maid of honor living there, I adore Asheville for it’s uniqueness, and whimsical fun, as well as it’s rich historical heritage. Asheville has some amazing attractions and activities for families that we’re looking forward…

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A Lesson in Choices

They say, “Be careful what you wish for,” right?  What would you say if you had the choice to eat only candy all day, or eat only regular food for the day? Well, my high-spirited husband spontaneously decided to pose this dilemma to our three daughters last week.  I listened intently from the bedroom as the commotion ensued. “What would you rather have- only candy for the rest of the…

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I signed up for this

This is what I signed up for. I just didn’t realize how hard it would be. I’ve always wanted to be a mom; I wanted to have 3 kids, stay home with them, and work part-time teaching piano and voice lessons. I have achieved my goals for this part of my life. But this morning, as the puppy was nipping everyone in sight and barking, as the baby was crying…

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