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Family is love

I’m back from our Chicago excursion over Labor Day weekend and I’m sick and tired and achy and blecky. I will be spending most of the day sleeping so I can go to school tomorrow and practicum Wednesday. However, the one thing that was truly reinforced this weekend is that there is no better feeling ...
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Vacation Part II: Where it all goes downhill

The morning started beautifully. We slept in and ate leftover spaghetti from the night before for breakfast. A.J. loves nothing more in life than his NeeNee’s spaghetti. Snails followed us from TN and the water was simply breathtaking. We were all in good spirits. The pontoon boat was loaded and I was feeling incredibly peaceful. As ...
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Birth order: fact or fiction?

There are people that dispute any kind of birth order connection to personality. To those people I say pffffffffffffffttttttttttt. And here’s why: Our personalities are part genetics and part experience and part of our life experience is the house we grow up in and the way our part in that house shapes who we are. ...
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Normalcy after sickness

Holy crap on a cracker being sick sucks! My blog was behind because I was lazy this weekend and thus, I had nothing insightful to say while 50 small monkeys pounded various spots on my head and made me feel like I wanted to throw up every 30 seconds. I had the time of my ...
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Guest blogger: Leon on Ralphie May

Today, I want to welcome my first guest blogger, my husband, Leon! Thanks for stepping up to the plate, honey. — Jillian This Sunday, my loving wife took me to see my first live comedy show, which was Ralphie May at Zanies in Nashville. She has graciously allowed me to write a guest post here about ...
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Being blueshelled : how to cope

I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so….scared!!! If you know what that’s from, you get 5 pop culture points. For those of us who grew up in the 80s and 90s, you know exactly what I’m talking about and to say that life has been one big ball of Jessie Spano losing her marbles ...
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In Little League Baseball, bad parental sportmanship is sour grapes every time.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve spoken repeatedly about AJ’s baseball and the idea that sportsmanship is not my strong suit. However, to counteract the “C’mon!” and the “Are you kidding me?!” comments that come flying out of my mouth, I readjust what I’m sending out there with high encouragement to not only our ...
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Interview with an 8-year old: Part two

Since my last interview with AJ went so well, I decided that maybe this should be a running feature. I’ve kept my eye out for something that might pertain to him, as he does better with structured questions and I was looking forward to hearing his answers in response to some hilarious questions. I was ...
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Man who attempts to kill children gets 100 years in prison

Rarely do I take my blog in a serious direction, but after reading this story, my blood is throbbing. William Cunningham is a man who, in a disgusting attempt to gain funds from Campbell’s soup, put lighter fluid in his children’s soup and almost killed them. It is difficult to work in any kind of helping profession ...
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