The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet

I don't know about y'all (yes this is a Texas blog), but somedays make me think I'm living in mediaeval times running the gauntlet. Despite my innocence, I'm condemned the minute they get in the car for afternoon carpool, forging my way down the track of swinging...

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Table Talk – Kids & Money, Part 1

Table Talk – Kids & Money, Part 1

Today we are so fortunate to have Chuck Bentley as our guest blogger. Sit back and enjoy his words of wisdom on kids and work. What a great idea and exciting idea to have a revolution in your own home! I love the mission and hope to be an encouragement to you and the...

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Expectations Exceeded

Expectations Exceeded

A little more than I expected transpired last night. My dread of the pending commitment to surrender my kitchen to the kids, played just as I thought in the early afternoon. Despite his excitement about cooking whatever he wanted, my 7-yr. old lost his enthusiasm upon...

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M is for Meals

M is for Meals

"What did we do this time??!!" Strange reaction to our pre-planned, Dottie Jones prescribed, family meeting. Coming off of a fun and friend-filled weekend, I was looking forward to our inaugural talking "with" instead of talking "at" strategy session. Plus, the way he...

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To Tie or Not to Tie

To Tie or Not to Tie

If I wasn't already convinced of my enabling issues, last night clinched my good standing-status in the "let me do it for you" club ... all thanks to Cotillion. Cotillion. The right of passage for many young people who begrudgingly submit themselves to etiquette...

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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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