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I am a Catholic, homeschooling, single mother of 11, who is just trying to make it after being.. abandoned by my ex and the system. Living on faith could describe us!

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  • The Traditional Resolution
    on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Every new year the Christmas decorations vanish in the department stores and the displays are all about workout videos, protein bars, and fitness videos.  T. J. Maxx moved their athletic apparel to the front of the store and featured shelves of reus...
  • Overdue Christmas moments
    on Jan 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
    St. Nicholas day brought new slippers and a couple of treats. The older teenagers (oops, Courtney turned 20, didn’t she :/) had to work Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so we had an early Christmas with them. Christmas Eve day with the oldest g...
  • 12 Things
    on Dec 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I want to write my opinion/2 cents on this article I saw on facebook today.  I wholeheartedly agree with all of what the author stated and have lived with most of it for the past 8 years.  Being poor does indeed come with its challenges and every d...
  • School is hard
    on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized
    When you are an old lady, school is tough.  Nursing School is not at all what I expected.  Not even close.  I spent the last year-and-a-half taking courses that my brain was not wired for: Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology… and I actually did...
  • Have I told you how much I hate CT?
    on Apr 18, 2014 in Uncategorized
    There are oh so many reasons. #1.  I had a “redetermination” meeting with the state last week.  I was told to fill out paperwork for food, and that insurance is now done online.  I did the online insurance garbage a … Continue re...
  • Can’t wait
    on Apr 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Everything necessary for the Nursing Program application has to be in by November 1.  Then sometime mid-April the decision committee will let you know.  That is almost 6 months of waiting!  I don’t do well with waiting.  The denial letters...
  • Series on Morality
    on Apr 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Because I am at work, and have my homework with me, I am stealing my son’s series on Morality he has been writing.  I don’t think he’d mind me sharing.  He only posts every couple months because he works a … Continue reading...
  • Boston weekend
    on Apr 1, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Every other weekend Grandma Sally takes the girls to Boston for their music lessons.  It is such a blessing, I can’t even begin to tell you!  Anyway, this past weekend the five youngest and I had the privilege of spending … Continue rea...
  • How you know you’re not on vacation anymore
    on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
    It’s been a week since my trip of a lifetime.  Hard to believe.  It all started about 10:00 p.m. on the night I was flying back.  I texted my unnamed daughter just to make sure that she had rescheduled the … Continue reading →...
  • 4 Days in Paradise, part 2
    on Mar 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
    The first picture above is the view from the check-in desk at the Ritz Carlton.  Have you ever seen anything so spectacular?  I sure hadn’t.  It was a balmy 83 degrees, and I was thoroughly thawing out.  I was handed … Continue readin...
  • 4 Days in Paradise, part 1
    on Mar 20, 2014 in Uncategorized
          I wrote some time ago about how my BFF has a daughter who goes to graduate school in St. Thomas, and how BFF wanted me to go down there and visit with her.  I think I wrote that I … Continue reading →...
  • Mother Lion
    on Mar 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
    No matter how old one’s children get, a mother always feels protective and threatened when one of her children is being treated terribly.  And this mother is downright furious over the way a certain adult son is being treated, and … Cont...
  • Which one?
    on Mar 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
    This is the third time I’ve had to do this in the last 10 months.  I am not a good one for shopping.  The color of this wedding is blue.  Blue is apparently not in vogue this season because I … Continue reading →...
  • Moving day
    on Mar 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
    No, not me.  Being the good mother I am, I used my one day off every two weeks to help my oldest move.  I also wanted an excuse to go to Ikea ;). Not quite sure why there are no … Continue reading →...
  • Semi-annual
    on Feb 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Waste of time.  I made my quarterly phone call to my favorite state agency today – support enforcement. I love how the woman on the other end of the line always makes me feel like I’m a ginormous inconvenience in … Continue reading...
  • Homemade Raw Yogurt Shake
    on Feb 28, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Hello everyone! I’m Kristin’s nutty-computer-coder turned nutritious-food-obsessor friend. Yes, you should all have a friend like this. It may keep you healthy and looking sane at the same time. When Kristin talked about needing something...
  • Blah
    on Feb 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I feel like I want to cry.  I have been studying, and studying, and studying, and I got an 89 on my Anatomy test.  Yes, I know in and of itself that doesn’t sound bad, but that one point put … Continue reading →...
  • What happens
    on Feb 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
    When you instill a love of 80′s New Wave music in your children and you’re at work for the day and you told them to clean the house.
  • Shoes
    on Feb 23, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I made a new friend on Facebook, and she sent me a gift card to Target.  And the boys desperately needed shoes. Then an out of state friend messaged me on Facebook and asked if I needed any shoes for … Continue reading →...
  • Need something
    on Feb 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
    I need a personal planner.  A driver, housekeeper, and chef would also come in handy.  Oh, and a microbiology tutor. I used to pride myself on my organizational skills. I need to clean my house (Yes, my kids do it, … Continue reading →...