Author Archive | Laura

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don’t stop believing

How old is “too old” to believe? Here’s the thing. I don’t have the answer and I need help! My parents did a great job of keeping the magic alive of Santa, the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny when I was a kid.  I was the second oldest of 5 children in my family […]

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I LOVE music. I generally love all music, well, except for country. I’m sorry, okay?! I just don’t love the songs all about their achey breaky hearts, or dogs, or trucks…did I lose all readers who love country music? Come back, I won’t bash it anymore-promise! Like Lynn wrote beautifully the other day, music is […]

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Backpacks, clothes, shoes


It’s a whole other language. Our kids know it, claim to know how to interpret it, or don’t even have a clue. They know exactly when to ask us for something, important or not, at the most inopportune times. So we give an answer that is supposed to pacify but doesn’t always translate well. “Wait” […]

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packing an awesome school lunch

School’s back in session! The supplies are bought; bedtime routines are back in place and back to packing those daily lunches! I admit that I get stuck in a rut and pack the same old thing, maybe mixing up the veggies and fruits, sandwiches and it doesn’t take long until  I start to hear complaints […]

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QC Barbell Kids Room

an unexpected journey in our life

Sometimes life doesn’t go the way you planned it out. My husband and I are walking that road right now.  When we were first married we dreamed what our life would look like and I can tell you that 12 years ago-where we are now- was never a part of the plan. At the time […]

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Tiny carts-beware!

grocery shopping with kids

Grocery shopping with kids. Need I say more? Are you groaning with me?  I kinda forgot about it as I’ve done the bulk of my shopping while they were in school. Of course, its summer, and I naively took everyone with me to the store at 10:30ish a.m. Bad move. As soon as we hit […]

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I would classify myself as a worrier by nature. Add kids to the mix and I received my Master’s in Worry, Anxiety, and Fear. Do you have it too? I’m pretty sure they give all Moms’ and Dad’s the certificate when you leave the hospital. You sign all the forms, and instead of giving you […]

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show your appreciation

1,170 1,170 is the number of hours (approximately) our children spend with their teachers during a school year. That doesn’t even count the time spent preparing lessons, materials, research, conferences, grading papers..the list could go on and on. Teachers do a lot for our kids and I think they deserve some appreciation! May 6-10th is […]

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run for fun?

Do you love to run? Is it really fun for you? If it is-I envy you. I’ve always hated running.  All through school, every year, we ran the mile. They timed you, and for many of my peers I remember it being a competition-they were having fun. Me? I would try to blend in, jog […]

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Working moms-Stay at home moms-Back to College moms-
All supporting each other

moms: judgment free zone

What are you going to do when your kids are all in school? I was recently asked this question and I bristled inside, a myriad of thoughts going through my mind. I work very part time as it is right now (less than 10 hours a week) and love the flexibility the job gives me […]

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