Moving: “Oh? Upsizing?” Nope!

During the process of selling our house and buying a new one, I read a lot about downsizing. Apparently, it’s not just for retirees anymore. There is a real trend happening where young families are trading in large homes for smaller ones or choosing to buy smaller homes from the start, many times located in the…

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Happy New Year!

As always with this time of year there is the positive anticipation towards new opportunities and new goals, mixed with quite a bit of oh-now-back-to-the-grindstone-ugh feeling. I think it’s all normal. Aim high, and you’ll get some things accomplished. We’re starting our last leg of Kindergarten. This semester will be twice as a long with…

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Domestic violence: when the woman is the aggressor

Dr. Phil comes on during the boys’ naps, so sometimes I watch it. Today was an episode in his domestic violence series where the wife, Sara, was the aggressor and the husband, Quinn, was the victim. The abuse was awful; physical and emotional abuse to the max. She has raged at their children. He went…

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Made it…barely

I made it through NaBloPoMo and only missed one day. It was a nice way to keep myself blogging more consistently. Thanks for reading!

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Countdown to Christmas

December is almost upon us and I have done nothing in terms of Christmas cards, getting a tree, etc. I had this note on my calendar at the beginning of November to start planning for Christmas stuff…this did absolutely nothing. My short-term goal is to order Christmas cards and send them out by the second…

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Busy Day

Cooked a neat recipe with #1 today that we got from Cooking with my Kid. Pics to come tomorrow. I went to the grocery in preparation for Thanksgiving dinner. Really excited about what I am making and will talk more about that in tomorrow’s post, as well.

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Now, on friendships…

In my previous post, I got that NYT link from this blog post on BlogHer about the BFF phenom and how some girls, in her observation, use it to control their friendships. She’s got an interesting point here, and makes me think about how some people have a need to control the relationships (and by…

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Interesting article on friendship

I really wanted to write a post about friendship after I read this NYT blog post about female friendships. However, I haven’t had time to get my thoughts together on it. So, stay tuned for that tomorrow.

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Happy Friday!

Thanksgiving is about two weeks away and I need to start planning! Our crowd isn’t big; in fact it’s pretty sparse just myself, SO, the boys and MIL. So this weekend will involve a grocery run to start stocking up for the holiday meals and dinner at a friend’s house.

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