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I Want A Perfect Life (and other lies I tell myself as I hide in the bathroom from my kids...)

My four year old spilled milk on the floor….for the third time today.

And if you even think about spouting the phrase “Don’t cry over spilled milk”, I swear I will go full southern mama on you! 555 more words

A User Friendly Friend

There is an elegant statuesque machine that sits waiting by my favorite chair.

And this little tabletop gadget is becoming much like a real friend in its eagerness to please. 285 more words


Sad Times for Mr. Stinky

Spring is coming. I can feel it, and so can the skunks. Lately, we have enjoyed the February aroma of the sleepy, stupified, local skunk population staggering out of their nests for a bite to eat. 273 more words

Catholic Minimalism Challenge Week 3

This week was Kitchen Week, but my kitchen is far from finished for a couple of reasons.

One, I never planned to do the whole thing this week because there weren’t enough days/categories for me to go through everything (I have a lot of dish ware I want to go through). 609 more words


The Curse of "And" (or Motherhood Rant #836,283)

It’s been one of those days.

Or weeks.

You know the ones I’m talking about. The days when motherhood feels just so. Dang. Heavy. Weeks when you are overwhelmed by both the scribbled lists of tasks, and the empty lines that lie beneath them. 715 more words

Catholic Minimalism Challenge: Week One

I mentioned in my most recent post that I was embarking upon an eight-week challenge to declutter my home.  As I was taking my before and after pictures this week I thought it might be fun to share the process with you.  482 more words