Family Ties

In a perfect world family would be forever. No issue would go unresolved and no hurt could break that bond. Yet this isn’t a perfect world and we aren’t perfect people. We inflict wounds and at times those wounds don’t always heal. They leave the kind of scars that make family ties hard to keep. . .

Family Ties |

Encouraging Individuality In A Large Family |

How To Encourage Individuality In A Large Family

Having a large family can be a challenge. I know this first hand. A few days ago my friend Dani of OKDani posed a question: “For parents of 3 or more kids: what are your challenges with a family that size?” I read it a few times and here is what my […]

Lessons Learned. | #NaBloPoMo

Lessons. They come in so many forms: examples, advice, experiences and sometime through silent support. There are times as a child though when we see nothing but the moment we are in and fail to realize that the lesson even exists. I had many of these times but thankfully I […]

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The Teen In Them | #WW

It’s The Teen In Them…

So a few weeks ago we celebrated my niece’s graduation and that meant lot’s of family time out at the lake. Loved It! Of course from the looks of this picture TheTeenager and his Cousin (they’re more like brothers) thought they were there for a photo shoot…maybe it’s just the […]

Deployment – How We Coped

I felt like a single parent again. I had to do everything on my own, homework, activities all of it. I was mad at times and sad at others. That’s why I couldn’t imagine how my children must have felt. Two children 10, 2 and 10 months. Their ages when […]

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I Love My Family Wordless

#WordlessWednesday | I Love My Family

This week I was honestly on the hunt for something to post for today.  I hadn’t really take any photos that weren’t already destined for a specific post and I was beginning to think I may have to either post a link with no contribution or skip this week all […]