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My Before and After

April 28, 2015, 5:20 pm. The phone sings out into the quiet of our home. I answered without first checking to see who was calling. “Hello?”. 384 more words


Kids Are Awesome

I know I complain about parenthood a lot, but mostly because it’s funnier to whine than it is to say how awesome your life is. Don’t get me wrong—kids really are a huge pain in the ass. 79 more words


In the beginning... Noticing Dad's Dementia

We started seeing a change in Dad months before his diagnosis finally came. He had always been a bit of a weird man but Mum has a feeling it began years ago when he became more forgetful of everyday things after an emotional breakdown and head injury in 2008. 485 more words


Happiness in the new normal. 

One thing I’m discovering during this year of actively seeking happiness moments is that, for me anyway, happiness is a choice. But not a choice in the manner I would have thought before beginning this journey, a different way of making choices. 436 more words

Honor Your Father & Your Mother...

16 “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

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Functional Sunday: Re-purposing a buffet to a changing table

Baby Changing Table

So we are going to repurpose this buffet which was hanging out on the porch into a changing table.
First order of business is to sand it all down so it can take some primer and then paint. 77 more words