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6 Things I Never Learned in School

School is where the education magic happens, right? I learned some stuff, but a lot of the important things I need to apply to life were learned through experience. Oftentimes as I botched it up. Some I may never learn properly. Sure, a few of these lessons I’m about to share with


Dear Toddlers

Dear Toddlers, You are fun and frustrating and full of energy. Pure energy that suddenly implodes, often unpredictably, but usually nothing a quick nap or mama snuggles can’t fix. Or a snack. Like a cookie. That always perks you right up. I do have a few questions for you though. Things that


Once I Wanted to Be a Scrapbooker…

Once upon a time in my life pre-children, I wanted to be a scrapbooker. It was only a mild interest as I transitioned from high school to college. I had so many pictures and memories I wanted to put together. The kit started it all. Someone gave me a little starter kit


Valentines for My 7 Favorite Celebrities

I thought about writing a love letter to my iPhone today then thought that was a little weird. I’d write one to my blog but then I’d essentially be writing the letter to myself – also weird. Instead I chose the more stalkerish route and decided to share which 7 celebrities I



There’s been a growing trend of ditching New Year’s resolutions in favor of focusing on one word for the year. Like the year of change. Love. Risk. While I still set goals for myself, I’ve thought a bit about this one word business. initially Serentity seemed appropriate, but I think Acceptance is


This One Time… I Got a Detention

This one time in elementary school, I got detention. It was the only time I ever got it. Since it happened at least 20 years ago (gulp) parts of it are very clear while other details are quite fuzzy. I can’t quite remember what grade I was in at the time, but


10 Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Throughout the year I do my fair share of complaining. I do my best to keep in mind what I’m blessed with, but sometimes it helps to vent and blow off a little steam. Still, there are things that slip between the cracks and I begin to take them for granted. I’m


Close Encounters of the Possibly Paranormal Kind

I don’t think I’ve encountered anything more chilling than an unexplained object falling on my face in the middle of the night. When it happened, I tried to come up with a logical explanation, but there just wasn’t one. It was just too bizarre that I had to believe it was ghost


Rissa Likes Eating at the Big M

I have to admit I’m pretty lucky. My daughter is usually quite good when we go out to eat. Well, good as in well behaved. She doesn’t necessarily eat well when we go to a restaurant. It’s kind of nice, but sometimes I wish it wasn’t so easy… maybe that would help us


10 Things I Can’t Believe I Said to My Toddler

Sometimes I can’t believe the things my daughter says to me, better yet, I can’t believe some of the things that come out of my mouth. Taken out of context many things I say to my toddler sounds very, very strange. I wish I kept better track of some of the more

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