Saying Goodbye to a Great Man: Grampa Passes at Age 90

This last week was spent saying my goodbyes to my Grampa Roger W. Eastman, he passed away at age 90 just about a month shy of turning 91 years of age. This is a man who was in WWII, was on a school board, part of the VT farming bureau and so much more. This man did so many things and what I learned at his funeral was that he was a man who loved food. One tidbit of information shared at his funeral was that he was a man who loved food to the point that he would choose […]

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Parents Seem to Overthink so Much

I must admit, I am guilty from time to time of feeling overwhelmed and wondering “am I doing this right?!” Then I stop and really calm down, get those nerves settled and realize that I am doing this right. Who are you to tell another parent that they are not doing it right? For example; with my youngest having separation anxiety in the mornings — many will say I need to just leave him kicking and screaming, that is not something I am comfortable with. The reason I am not comfortable with that is this; I feel its my job […]

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What To do on Spring Break – Day 2

This was Saturday, which was technically the first day of Spring Break, but I am counting it as Day 2. The kids had a blast playing up in the woods and outside on this fine Saturday before Easter Sunday. My oldest and youngest went outside first, it meant I couldn’t take a shower because it was a beautiful day and there was no time for Mama to shower. I just threw some clothes on and fixed my pigtail braids and ventured outside with them. They had fun being goofy, I called it a yoga lesson. My middle child, Aj, ventured […]

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Spending Time Being Relaxed with Children

I am all about spending time with my kids. I think it’s important for every parent to get down to your child’s level and just be one in the same with them. I am not talking about playing necessarily, even just sitting back on the couch with the kids letting them ramble nonsense and you ramble nonsense back if there is a pause in between your child’s ramblings. This is a great way to teach your child how to communicate too. In case you haven’t already realized, I am that tricky parent, I am all about everything I do with […]

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A Reminder For you {and me} to Count Your Blessings

Yesterday was a day full of challenges. From the onset of Monday morning, my life was in utter chaos mode and it only grew worse when I picked up my sons from school. It was a Monday of all Monday’s, that one digger. That one day where it was extremely challenging for me to count my blessings. I literally wanted a do-over. I had wished I could climb in bed, close my eyes and wake up all over again much like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day. I picked up the boys from school and my youngest was in a mood. […]

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When All Else Fails … Color

Here we are on Tuesday and it’s really a Monday, I have a full day of work now with the exception of a lunch break to meet for my youngest son’s school drop off. I hope to get a lot of work done today, but as usual I am juggling many things at once. On days like today it’s so important for me to look back at pictures of my family and happy moments to remind myself what it is I truly am blessed to have …. love! This picture above is one I colored with my six year old […]

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Living in my Shoes with Three Kiddos

I much prefer living my life with an open mind, sense of humor and ability to laugh at the most frustrating situations. For instance, when my kids received a product in the mail and the youngest decided it would be really cool to hide the toy? And later on that evening the oldest finally found said toy that we had looked for ALL damn day … in the freezer? Did I get upset? Did I cry? Did I yell? Nope …. my oldest and I laughed so hard we couldn’t stop. Earlier on that same day when I had to […]

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I Wanted to Write Something Cool & Fun & Inspirational But …

My inbox was so full that my head wanted to explode …  and well yeah I just am keeping up with bare minimum there … My daughter came home after being gone since Thursday … And my youngest son can now ride his bike without training wheels … I figure I have this one last week before my two oldest kids are in school I better make this week go out with a bang. So as much as I have a TON, and I do mean a ton to do in my office, I must enjoy motherhood for this one […]

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National Young Readers Day November 8th

Today, the second Tuesday of November is called Young Readers Day and although no one can seem to find whether there as an act of Congress to deem this a national holiday, many schools do take this day seriously and celebrate with reading. As a mother of three children I am proud to say that all of my children have been raised with books; books during down time, books before bed and well books just for fun. With that being said, you can often find my youngest son at age 3 sitting to read a book while waiting in the […]

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