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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Day 23 & Counting

Day 23 & Counting

Day 23 of our revolution has come and gone ... with continued success. Tonight, I offered a friendly reminder to a couple of the kids that their clothes were on the bathroom floor. I was respectfully zipped (can those 2 words go together?!) and told their rooms don't...

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Show Me the Money…

Show Me the Money…

So cute to be passing the boys' room and to see the 7-yr old very purposefully counting the money in his jar. (I'm not sure, but I think I even saw him lick his lips.) He wanted to know exactly how many dollars remained. Hot cash waiting to be claimed at the end of...

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Close Encounters…

Close Encounters…

"What are we having for dinner?" floated my 11-yr-old last night as she made afternoon plans with one of her neighbor friends. She was pretty much shopping the better offer. "It doesn't matter what she's cooking. We'll eat it and not complain." I looked around. Did...

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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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