2 Weeks of Dinner Down…

2 Weeks of Dinner Down…

Overheard in the Wyma house during the last 2 weeks: "This is a lot harder than I thought it would be." "We're the only kids that have to do this." "I'm going to Chick-Fil-A for my night. I'll buy my dinner and a french fry for everyone else." "What do you mean...

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An Encouraging Word

An Encouraging Word

Today, in my very limited contact with adults, I ran into three MOAT moms.... and loved getting to hear how the dollars are working in different homes. Not that its about the bucks. Around here, the green machine jump-started behavior that should have been normal...

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A Night of Firsts

A Night of Firsts

Tonight our 11-year old daughter excitedly embraced her role as Chef. She has been looking forward to this particular meal since the day we floated the idea of the kids taking over dinner time. She wouldn't share her secret menu with our family, but apparently her...

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Dollar Dockin’ Day

Dollar Dockin’ Day

I should have known when the third egg splattered in the same way the two preceding companions exploded into the bowl of buttermilk that pancakes and a grumpy 7-yr-old was probably not a good combination. The harder he tried, the more disastrous the outcome ... and...

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Chuck’s Words on Work cont….

Chuck’s Words on Work cont….

Today begins our second week of the kids handling evening meal time. From planning to shopping to cleaning to cooking to cleaning again, Week 1 far surpassed what I imagined it could be. I helped with the stove and oven as requested, showed them how to do some basic...

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Kay Wyma Hi. My name is Kay. I'm a mother of 5. I'm a recovering enabler, procrastinator, grammar hacker and am calendar challenged (among other things).
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