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What are tears of grace? I wondered.

There were four of us huddled together in the same bed. Two of us were crying and two of us were not. Someone said, “Don’t Cry.” But,…Read More »

If you have a little girl, this is your life right now.

We bought the Frozen DVD on Tuesday. We’ve only watched it 9,000 times since then. Awesome! Bridgy loves to sing Let It Go. Really loud. And…Read More »

Little Free Library - Alpha-Bits Partnership In My Neighborhood

I’m super happy to announce that I’ve signed on as a steward of a wonderful reading and literacy partnership project sponsored by Alpha-Bits Cereal and Little…Read More »

Tacky Box: Be Classy, Not Tacky

It was innocent, but hurtful. Two years ago, my daughter, Bridgette, who was four-years-old at the time, asked a friend why she looked like a monkey.…Read More »

I'd like to teach the world to sing

[365 Days of Me Not Blogging] Here’s me not blogging doing a photo essay: I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing, inspired by my Coca-Cola…Read More »

Elsa and Anna Watching Basketball

365 Days of Me Not Blogging Here’s me not blogging watching my son play basketball. Bridgy brought Queen Elsa and Princess Anna to the game. Fun…Read More »

Stuff My Kids Got For Christmas [Field Journal: Week 52]

We had a great Christmas! The kids all got pretty much what they asked for so they were happy! Of course, as a guilt-ridden mother, it…Read More »

I don't have a baby, but my baby has a baby.

I love getting free stuff in the mail. Even if I have absolutely no use for it I can usually find someone who does. Like this…Read More »

From now on our troubles will be out of sight.

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Left Behind Little Sister

A big brother helps his little sister cope with being left behind when he and his dad go to a football game. It’s no fun being…Read More »

Waiting For It To Snow

Please excuse my house, tilted frames, and that lamp, so 90s. At the first mention of snow, the Super Bridgy put on her ski suit, boots…Read More »

Are You There, Tree? It's Me, Boy.

Our large elm tree is the first tree on our street to lose all its leaves. Sully says the tree told him it’s so we can…Read More »

Falling Leaves in Oklahoma

I don’t think there’s been an autumn when so many yellow leaves have fallen and still so many green leaves were left on the trees. Winters…Read More »

Happy Halloween. We Scored A Dracula Pez.

[Show as slideshow] Happy Halloween! I wanted to share some pictures with you of our wonderful night. Sullivan was a skunk (although he kind of looked…Read More »

Heritage Hills in Autumn

Sweet Bridgy brought me a handful of autumn goodies yesterday. She found all these things on the grounds of the Overholser Mansion. I showed her how…Read More »

Lalaloopsy vs. The Dinosaurs

I do what I can to keep my kids from spending all their free time in front of computer and TV screens. So, on Saturday, when…Read More »

Six Words Every Kid Wants To Hear

I came across an article a couple of weeks ago in Huffington Post that talks about the six words parents should say to their children. Likewise,…Read More »

Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party

Sixteen years ago today, I became a mother. It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I am so grateful for my beautiful daughter, Juliette!…Read More »

The Magic Fairies Ball, Peace to All

This blog post originally aired on KOSU Radio, Tuesday, September 17, 2013. This Saturday, the trailing edge of the sun will slip below the horizon at…Read More »

I hate you, Vera Bradley.

It’s after eleven and everyone’s asleep, so I decide to call it a night. But, not before I check on my kids one more time. I…Read More »

Wild Kratts Birthday

My son Sullivan loves the PBS show Wild Kratts so this year we threw him a Wild Kratts birthday party. We kept the party super small…Read More »

How To Give In

“The greatness of the man’s power is the measure of his surrender.” ― William Booth Nobody ever wants to give in. Especially two kids arguing over…Read More »

Bridgy's Lalaloopsy Party

The other day we celebrated Bridgy’s birthday with a Lalaloopsy party. I’m not exactly the craftiest person around, but it’s important to me to do stuff…Read More »

How To Eat A Cantaloupe, Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July! Here is a gift from American poet Eve Merriam, How To Eat A Poem. Don’t be polite. Bite in. Pick it up…Read More »

Old Dogs, Children and Mud Pies

Today, the headline in the Sunday Oklahoman business section is State’s Reputation Not Blown Away. It’s about how efforts to recruit new business have not been…Read More »

Kids of Divorce: Today's KOSU Commentary

This was my commentary today on KOSU. It’s a revised version of a previous post. I received a couple requests for the version I shared today,…Read More »

Pets in a Jar

A boy and his grasshopper [WWJD: What Would Jennifer Do?] Did you read the short post I published a couple days ago about how Robert rescued…Read More »

Robert Rescues A Grasshopper

[Turtle Tuesday] So what if it’s Thursday?  When I got home from work the other day, Sullivan and Bridgette met me in the driveway with a…Read More »

Bridgy's Cowgirl Birthday Party

My Super Bridgy | Big sister Juliette fixed her hair! Today, is Bridgette’s 5th birthday! We celebrated yesterday with a cowgirl party complete with blow-up pool,…Read More »

This Oklahoma Life: T-Ball

Here in right field, it’s important you know.You gotta know how to catch, you gotta know how to throw,That’s why I’m here in right field, just…Read More »

Facebook Mourning and the Werther Effect Among Teens

It’s Turtle Tuesday, my day to write about parenting issues or fun things I’ve done with my children. Today’s topic, however is anything but fun. In…Read More »

Grocery Store Parking Lot Carnival

SW 29th and May Avenue | March 17, 2012 | Photo by Jennifer | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED   I’m drinking in the forgiveness that life provides……Read More »

How To Celebrate Childhood in a Cucumber Canoe

Sullivan adds action figures to his cucumber canoe. That’s him holding Superman. Well I said don’t worryYes I know this boat seems smallIf you just trust…Read More »

Barefoot Boy and Cuppies and Joe

My parents have always loved the poem The Barefoot Boy by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). My mom was the first to introduce me to it a…Read More »

This is like summer to me

Frenchy: So, what did you do this summer? Sandy: Oh, I spent most of it at the beach. I met a boy there. – From Grease,…Read More »

The best thing anyone has ever said to me

I put Sullivan, my five-year-old, to bed and he asks me to lay down with him for a few mintues, and so I do. We talk…Read More »

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG): A Pregnancy Disease About Which Little Is Understood

HG Survivor T-shirt available from HER Foundation. The birth of each of my children catapulted me into unprecedented happiness, joy and bliss; however, the journey to…Read More »

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