Author Archives: Mama

Baker’s Dozen – Memories of My Mom

Mother’s Day is this weekend so I thought I would list a baker’s dozen of things that I remember fondly about my mother from my childhood. My mother on her wedding day. 1) I remember how efficiently my mother handled … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung . . . Finally!

It was a long, cold, and snowy winter here in the Midwest. We were beginning to think that Spring weather would never arrive. We finally had a string of really nice Spring days and even though more colder weather is … Continue reading

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Readin’ – My 50 Book Challenge

One of my favorite and longest lasting hobbies is reading. I have loved to read since I was a little girl. I used to “borrow” books from my parents and neighbors and read them late into the night. The woman … Continue reading

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Taking a Break from Volunteering

I have been an active volunteer for all of my adult life. With five kids, you almost have to actively avoid volunteering if your kids are involved in any activities at all. So I have been a room parent, a … Continue reading

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A Happy Husband

One of the things that makes me most happy is to do things for and with my family to make them happy. While there are lots of small, everyday things that I do to make them happy, I also love … Continue reading

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Bathroom Makeovers at the Quirky Old Home

Our new, old home has two bathrooms – one upstairs and one on the main level. There is no en suite. In fact, the main floor bathroom, where the “master bedroom” is located has no shower. What you gain in … Continue reading

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Stairwell Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

It’s been a long, cold, and snowy winter here in the middle of the country. It has been so cold that we have worried about frozen pipes and learned, through experience, how really drafty an old house can be. In … Continue reading

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Falconry (ˈfal-kən-rē)

We had an interesting experience over the holidays.  Our daughter is dating a guy who is a falconer.  When he came to visit, he brought his bird, a female Red-tailed Hawk, and we had the opportunity to learn more about … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ During The Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is defining our Winter weather this year.  It’s been cold.  Bitterly cold. Here and in most parts of the country east of the Rockies.  There has even been snow in the deep South. It’s been colder here … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – 2013

2013 was a year of changes – radical changes – for our family.  Some were happy changes, and some were sad changes, and a few were a mix of both. This is the reality of life. The changes have caused … Continue reading

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