As good a time as any to be sick.

I am sick. I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and stuffy nose. 38 hours later I am just “blah”. First and foremost, I would like to apologize to anybody whom I have not shown an appropriate level of sympathy when they were sick. It is easy to forget how truly miserable it is…

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Child Support and Non-Custodial Parent Disability

I was full of questions when my ex became disabled. He said that he was going to sign up for Social Security and our daughter would be able to draw too. I was skeptical at first. He hasn’t had the most stable work history. I doubted that he would have enough credits. For those of…

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My baby is growing up! – Teenage independence

Of all the things to get sentimental about. Tonight my eyes began to tear up as my little girl asked to go on her first Snake Walk! (Basically just a bunch of high-school kids get together after the homecoming bonfire and walk across town to a restaurant.) Teenage independence is full of surprises I half…

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Finding happiness away from sin

Much of our church started The Gospel Project earlier this month. It will take us 3 years to get through the entire bible. This is week three. We spoke about sin. I like that our preacher pointed out how if we say “no” to the things that we think we want, God will have a…

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Sweet Potato Vine – Ornamental

My daughter’s horticulture class had a plant sale earlier this week. She brought home a lovely mix of Sweet Potato Vines and Coleus 🙂 This is the story of our first sweet potato vines! Plant Specs: Plant Size: Short, but the vines can really spread out! I found one site saying Margarita spreads 48-60 inches…

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Cypress Vine

We got a pack of Cypress Vine seeds in hopes of using these cheerful flowers as a fence cover. … Luckily I read how invasive they can become and decided to instead grow them outside my fence on a tomato cage. Of the 12 seeds planted, 3 made it to be big, healthy vines. I…

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LifeTouch School Pictures – You did good!

Standard Lifetouch school pictures have gotten an upgrade! This year when I logged in to order my daughter’s school pictures, I saw an option to customize my package. Not only was I able to choose from a small selection of poses and backgrounds, I got to choose what my package consisted of! A custom mixture…

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School Lunches – What do your teens like?

Can you believe it? My baby is about to be in 10th grade! The days of impressing her with my cool cookie-cutter artwork lunches are long gone. Being a teen has brought a whole new level of complication to school lunches … Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods are out thanks to braces. She can’t stand…

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What are your thoughts on free and reduced price school lunches?

As I fill out the paperwork for my daughter to begin another school year, I find myself stuck on this page that tells how to apply for free or reduced price lunches online. I am stuck not only wondering if I should apply, but also trying to decide how I feel about the program in…

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My baby is turning 15!

I am suddenly remembering how many times I told her she wasn’t old enough for something and she asked if she could when she is 15. I wonder if she will remember?   She wants a fidget cube. And she wants a Kindle Fire    

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