Your First President

Dear Grady and Annie Bea, Today the White House said goodbye to President Obama and hello to President Trump. I want to say a few things about this transition and how it makes me feel when I look at you…

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Off to College

Grady: So mom, how old will I be when I am finished with school? Me: Well, you will be 22 when you finish college. Then it’s up to you whether you want to attend more school or go straight into…

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Ken

It’s 8 PM. Annie Bea has tucked all of the Barbie dolls in for the night. They are clothed, accessorized and groomed to a tee. Meanwhile, Ken is left for dead on the elevator. Nothing but a necklace to keep…

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Diabetes

Took the kids to see Santa yesterday. At this particular location, Santa sits in a cute little house and you wait in line outside. So when it’s your turn, you really get to hangout with Santa. No whiney kids staring…

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What About Me?

If Grady is being bad or if he is in trouble for something, it becomes Annie Bea’s absolute mission to call my attention to her own good behavior. And vice versa. For example: Me: Grady, stop running with scissors. Annie…

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Ruby

I love country music. The twang, the lyrics. Love it. Always have. Always will. Turns out Grady loves it, too. And he’s very proud that we have this in common because (so far) Annie Bea is not a fan. Anyway,…

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Ponytails Not Welcome

Annie Bea has become my personal stylist. I never hired her. She just sorta snuck into the role and owned it. Annie Bea: Mom, will you come to school and read to my class? Me: Yes! I would love to…

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FIREMEN! I mean, FIRE!

  It’s really not a secret in my circle of friends and family that I love firemen. (Purely because they serve our communities and save people from harm. Wink wink.) Yesterday, Annie Bea got to practice fire extinguishing with a…

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It CAN Be Done

Annie Bea peed in the refrigerator tonight. Proof. Anything you put your mind to, people. Anything.