Mother’s Day toddler style

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Mother’s Day is Sunday.
Am I the only one who just isn’t ready?
Actually the entire day snuck up on me so mom, if your reading this…
We will celebrate when I see you next.

I may have forgotten myself and my own mom but I remembered early enough that the little ones in my care are covered

We want to make sure that we recognize mom for all the hard work and shower her with love.

These mommies trust their little ones in my care so we want to make sure that we honor mom.

This is a super quick and easy craft that anyone can do. (Even dads!)

I will share though that Trying to trace the hand of a seven-month-old and a one-year-old was a challenge.

Who knew it could cause 30 minutes of tears?

I have a love/hate relationship

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I have a confession to make.
I’m the worst person for you to email.
Seriously.
The worst.

Yet I’m the first person to jot my name down and join that email list.

I have no issue giving my email address out to anyone.

I have yet to receive an email from “The children’s place” regarding a recent purchase so I’m not sure why they need my email address in the first place.

Don’t hate me. Continue reading

Paper or Plastic or both?

Book Nook Bookshop in Newburgh, Indiana.
(Photo by Will Steward)Never in a million years did I think I would actually have an “update” to a post I had written back in July of 2012 I cheekily titledPaper or Plastic **the back story**I’m sorry, this might offend but there is just something about picking up a dogged eared book and getting so totally lost in its pages that when the story is done you are itching for more.
My love for books has been something that my parents nurtured and cultivated my entire life. I remember staring up at bookshelves overflowing with paperbacks, hardcovers and stacks upon stacks of magazines.
Boring books with no pictures.
Books filled with strange pictures.
Small books, large books.
Books that smelled musty and brand new books that creaked when you opened them.
*happy sigh*
Maybe that explains the ferocious appetite I have…

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There and back again??

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How is it possible that I can emerge myself in His word, Write notes on three different chapters.
Highlight and underline what stood out to me.
Sometimes double underline.

Scribble notes in the margin.

Then turn around and forget I was ever in the book?

Seriously.
I just don’t get it .
I’m an avid reader.

I can pick up a book.
Any book.
I can read it cover to cover a dozens of times over and like a conversation a string of “what happens” next will flood my memory.
So much so I can flip past sections because that particular part bothered me or bored me. Continue reading

Easy lesson to learn and forget

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Have you ever noticed that sometimes the easiest lessons to learn can also be the simplest to forget?

You mess up.
fall down.
Pick yourself up and dust yourself off.
Make the same mistake over and over.

Why do we do that?

Could it be because we are so caught up in what we want that we completely ignore what’s best for us?

Sometimes it’s as simple as not being happy with what we already have that spurs on the changes. Continue reading