Sunday Share: Y2W20

I hope all you mothers had a fabulous day. Whether you got breakfast in bed, supper from your significant other, handmade gifts or store bought gifts or gift cards, hope it was all in the name of love.

Today in church when Father asked all the mothers to stand for a blessing, I stood up, too. DW laughed so hard she was crying. She thinks I wasn’t listening, but really I just wanted to show my support for all the moms.

Dorky Mom Doodles
What can you reach while driving?

Where Are Your Pants
The Grandpa who built more than just a doll house…

Marriage tip and nachos…

Threes A Herd
First loves, Prince Charmings, and the truth…

Eli, The Coach Daddy 
A hat, some golf, and tacos…

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A to Z Conclusion

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
M jumped over the moon
The dog laughed to see such a sport
and X ran away with the spoon.

(that’s my explanation as to why there is no M or X)

So in conclusion, I only missed two letters, M and X while Z was a day late. I enjoyed the challenge as it gave me a goal. I work better when I know what I’m working toward. Also, it gives my creative juices a bit more chutzpah. We could all use an extra dose of creative chutzpah sometimes. In case you missed any of them, here they are in all their glory.

A is for… Ascend
B is for… Breath
C is for… Chaos
D is for… Doing
E is for… Everything
F is for… Go Ask Your Father…
G is for… Good
H is for… Raising kids properly
I is for… Indecisive
J is for… Jokes
K is for… Kwestions
L is for… Learning
M ran away with the spoon
N is for… Normal
O is for… Ornery
P is for… Pee and Poop
Q is for… Questions
R and S are for… Go Ask Your Father…
T is for… Time (and other things)
U is for… Undivided and Unconditional
V is for… Vamonos
W is for… What?
X laughed to see such a sport
Y is for… Youth
Z is for… The End

Sunday Share: Y2W18


It’s Sunday. It’s raining. I’m trying to make the boys clean, but I’d have better luck trying to teach Chinese Calculus to a barrel of monkeys. It’s their own mess, too.

The peppers are coming along nicely in the living room. As is the maple tree. We have carrots, cucumber, beans, peas, and lettuce seeds anxiously waiting to be planted in the garden. We just need to get past the last frost which is somewhere between now and May 21st. I’ll probably plant them next week and keep them covered.

Until then, here’s something to read…

Passing Down the Love
Backyard games for kids or adults who want to be kids again…

Dorky Mom Doodles
10 Hilarious status updates…

A Momma’s View
W is for what she really needed…

Old House In the Shires
Teens and their stupid parents…

Where Are Your Pants
Things she’ll never be heard saying…


Sunday Share: Y2W17


Had I been thinking I would have made S for Sunday. Thinking isn’t one of my strong suits.

Another week has come to an end. Another week is about to begin. Now I’m gonna high five you as you run to me. Then I’ll give ya hearty butt slap on your way by. You got this week… Let’s do it.

Monster In Your Closet
Learning to love everyone

Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life
On good bad guys…

Sounds Like Life to Me
Things to stop doing this year…

Second Wind Leisure
On sunrises and sunsets…

Mom of Two Little Girls
On not minding other’s business


The Sunday Share: Y2W16

MApparently, M is for mystery. I looked all over town yesterday for it and couldn’t find it at all. My get up and go got up and went taking my motivation to write with it. Oh well. I found it this evening. It was in the bag of chips and bowl of salsa that I just devoured.

Here comes a new week. Lets make the most of it!

The Salty Mamas
Ugh… okay, let’s play it one more time..

Mom of Two Little Girls
The 90’s teenager’s playlist…

Three’s a Herd
A letter to teens with dumb parents…

Return of the Modern Philosopher
A 3 day weekend and a plea to the Ruler of the Eternal Underworld

I Didn’t Have My Glasses On
Where are you Spring Eternal?

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As soon as the snow melts the temperature isn’t freezing, I will…

Sunday Share: Y2W15

I skipped The Share last Sunday in lieu of the A-Z Challenge. Sorry ’bout that. I had a successful week to start the challenge, though. I didn’t miss a single letter. I didn’t use a wrong letter, either. In light of a successful week of challenging, I thought I’d share some posts I read during the challenge that I think you should read, too.

I’ve got nothing else to do, anyway. It’s snowing and it’s going to snow for 8 inches. Snow day predictor says there’s a 99% chance school will be cancelled tomorrow. If it is, I’ll go for a run at 6 am instead of packing lunches.

Stop laughing, DW. I’m serious. Mostly.

The Consulting Writer
A is for age being an asset…

Coach Daddy
B is boys without jobs…

J-Dubs Grin and Bear It
C is for confessions caused by children…

Dorky Mom Doodles
D is for playing Doctor with a toddler

A Mommma’s View
E is for Eploring through your kids’ eyes…



Sunday Share: Y2W13

Welcome to Holy Week, if that’s your thing. It’s the lead up to Easter and whether you do the whole Christ has died, Christ has risen thing or you just stick to the eggs and bunnies and chocolate, I hope this week finds you happy, heathy, and excited.

Old Time Rock and Roll
Clapton, The Beatles, and Harrison’s song…

Home with Peanut and Pecan
Kids, Bubbles, and sticking up for our kids’ personal space…

Jason Greene – One Good Dad
Kids and the 9/11 Museum…

Riddle from the Middle
Through a dog’s eyes…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher
Sunday’s not complete without a chat with The Prince of Darkness…

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Sunday Share: Y2W12


Our week off from school ends today. Tomorrow they are back to the learning box. I didn’t make them do as much math as I intended (for which they are grateful). We did practice tying shoe laces. I know there are “easy” methods, one of which we originally taught Crash. However, these “easy” methods often turn into knots when they come untied. So we are practicing the old fashioned way. Bang, the 6 year old enjoys the practice and is getting the hang of it. Crash, the 10 year old is getting the hang of it, too, though it frustrates him. So does everything else that seems like work.

While we’re practicing shoes, here are a few good reads from this week…

Sam: Living!
A new perspective…

Tracey Tobin
Don’t listen to the experts!

Fatty McCupcakes
Flying is stressful. Here’s how to make it easier for others…

Suzie Speaks
A whole lotta views and where she started…

His Girl Friday
Feel guilty? Don’t. I’ll let her explain why…

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My grandparents were farmers and they were always outstanding in their field!

Celebrating One Thousand


If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are a thousand posts worth?

1,000 nanseconds is 1 microsecond. (there are 1 billion nanoseconds in 1 second)
1,000 microseconds is .001 seconds.

1,000 seconds is 16 minutes and 40 seconds.
1,000 minutes is 16 hours and 40 minutes.
1,000 hours is 41 days, 15 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.
1,000 days is 2 years, 8 months, 3 weeks, 5 days, 11 hours, 33 minutes, and 19 seconds.
A thousand years ago it was 1018.
A thousand years from now it will be 3018.

Imagine what the world was like a thousand years ago.

  • The world’s population was about 250 million
  • China created gunpowder
  • The Myans and Hindus discover the concept of zero
  • The Anglo-Saxon calendar was produced
  • Printing became standardized
  • My parents graduated from University
  • I was born

I wish I had a $1,000. Any givers out there?

Also, this is my 1,000th post. It took me 1,777 days to get to this point. My very first post is here. While that was “The Beginning” this certainly isn’t the end.

Help me celebrate by leaving a comment down below. I will follow it up by reading your blog and leaving you a comment too. If you’re really lucky, what I read could end up on my next Sunday Share!

Cheers to 1,000 and here’s to 1,000 more!


Sunday Share: Y2W10

The third month. Oh three. A quarter of the way through 2018! Crash (10) can now do long division and multiply multidigit problems. Bang (6) can tell time on an analog clock and add numbers with carrying. Have you learned anything new this year?

If not, that’s okay. There’s still time. I visited Body Worlds so I learned how small an appendix and uterus really are and that our veins and capillaries are 60,000 miles long.

While you’re waiting to learn something new, check out these posts that I read last week. Maybe you’ll learn something.

Harsh Reality
A new position and some emotions…

Three’s A Herd
Where’d those words go?

Tania 2 A Tee
Learning something new…

Dream Big, Dream Often
On haters and quicksand…

Erika Kind
Things are said,  things are done, be better…

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