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Before and After Kids—Camp Experience

I admit, before I had kids, my thoughts about parenting and raising kids was set in stone. It is always easier to think your way would be better than others.  Then reality hits and you actually have kids and things are not how you imagined it would be. Recently, my two oldest sons spent a week… Continue reading Before and After Kids—Camp Experience

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A Different Kind Of Perfect

As a mother of 5 children, I look back and realize I never had a plan on how many children I wanted. I can't imagine what my life would be like if I thought about child bearing as most people with common sense do. Kids are expensive. How will we pay for college? I'm too… Continue reading A Different Kind Of Perfect

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Amazing Pregnancy Lessons for #2 from a Mom of 5

My first pregnancy was perfect. My labor experience came straight out of a text book.  My delivery was a breeze.  Because I did what I was supposed to and everything came out fine, I thought, "Ehhh, I can let go a little bit."   My first indulgence was drinking my beloved Coca Cola. Now I… Continue reading Amazing Pregnancy Lessons for #2 from a Mom of 5

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Wednesday’s with the Waltons

Enter the Walton house where 5 lovely, rambunctious children will greet you at the door with their laughter, if you’re lucky, or their screams of madness if you come on a bad day. But picture our day at 6am when the kids are waking up, slowly and begrudgingly. The princess somehow found her way to my bed and is stretched out the long way across my bed looking like a cat in a window bathing in sunlight.