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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sometimes, as I’m browsing through my Houzz app, or a stray Pottery Barn catalog, I look longingly at a lush, white pair of sofas, or a delicate, cream love seat. I envy crisp white walls and towels, but these are unsuitable for a house with four boys, two dogs, two ca...

Saturday, April 21, 2018

I recently bought a book titled, “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.”  No kidding.

It’s not a murder mystery, or a cultural reference tome. It’s not about Swedish cleaning products. Instead, the premise is based on two Swedish words that mean “death” and “cleanin...

Friday, March 9, 2018

It is no secret to people who know me well, or who know my husband, the former congressman, that we have political opinions. I once tried a relationship with someone whose politics were vastly different. It didn’t go well. That particular man could be admired for holdi...

Friday, February 9, 2018

My mom had two years of college, then fell for, married my dad, and had five children. With so many mouths to feed, it was often necessary for her to work, and she was fortunate to "get on" with the federal government. She had sick leave, vacation, and health insurance...

Friday, February 2, 2018

After Christmas, I decided I’d better dial it back on the sugar and the carbs. I thought it would be nice to set an example for my children, who were also struggling with advanced, holiday sweet tooth. One can find a dessert to pair with every meal’s conclusion. In tha...

Friday, January 26, 2018

I’m just going to call it. The last six months of sibling rivalry in my home has made me consider very strongly the use of my passport. I’m thinking London in the spring with flowers. Tea with the Queen.

While I come from a big, loving family—I am the baby and surprise...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

I walked into the church I serve to preach Sunday morning for the final services of Advent, the time of preparation for the coming of Christ. It was also Christmas Eve, which meant our church would begin Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion services by 2 p.m. and contin...

Sunday, November 26, 2017

am not a cowgirl, but, given any opportunity, my feet dress like one. I am so into boots that I have to take slow, deep breaths when I enter a store with gorgeous beauties lined along the walls. I have similar symptoms when I enter a fav flea market, spectacular...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

It is not uncommon to hear dirty talk at our house, impolite words in the confines of family that I might tag as verbal shoving. 

Or, it could be sibling trash talk.

We have four boys who regularly throw out, “poopy head,” “doo-doo,” “pee pee,” “butt-head,” “whizzpopper”...

Saturday, June 3, 2017

My son’s 5th grade class and some middle schoolers were taking a trip to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. I wasn’t sure I should go. I’m not particularly fond of pretending to shoot off in space. However, it has occurred to me to shoot my family off in space. I’m sur...

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