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A Few of My Favorite Things

It's that time again--time to count down the year's best.  

I thought I would start with what gives me a boost every day.  Remember, I have been home with kids for 28 years, so it doesn't take much.  

Paperbackswap.com 
I love the library, but the thing about PBS is you can often find books that are long out of print.  Thanks to PBS, I can read Hope the same books I read to my oldest, affectionately called "Tiger" 25 years ago.  Her favorite right now, that was also a favorite of his, is "No More TV, Sleepy Dog".

New York State of Mind

I have always wanted to be a travel writer.  Doesn't everybody?  

I remember years ago when I attended a writer's conference with a wonderful friend and editor. 
A Chamber of Commerce rep was showing us around the city--and by that I mean lunch, coffee and tickets to a MLB game. Curious,  I leaned over to her at some point and asked, "Exactly what kind of people do you try to connect with in your job?"  

"Writers like yourself," she said. 

Ahem.

Done. With. Diapers.

I can't stop talking about it.  I called my sisters.  I called my friends.  I Facebooked it,  Tweeted it, and told anyone who would listen.  I was just barely able to resist putting the news on my Linked In page, which seemed a bit unprofessional.  

I started changing diapers in 1987. And this is 2015. 

Twenty. Eight. Years.   

Done. With. Diapers. 

As you know, my husband and I have chosen to accept all the children the Lord sends.  Consequently, we have had constant simultaneous seasons at our house all these years, each requiring a sense of humor.

Mama's Maxims

Around our house, a new year always stirs up talk of new goals.  Here are my goals- some old, some new- for 2015.  

Mama's Maxims

I will not scold happy noise. 

I will, without apology,  be the nutrition, hygiene, and screen police.

I will increase book and board game time and decrease screen time in my home. 

I will not tolerate back talk in any form, includingduh, huh, or a rolling of even half an eyeball.

I'm the mother, I'm the mother, I'm the mother. 

My Top Ten for a Happy Family

Once again, the end of the year is staring me in the face.  I thought I would begin to bid farewell a little early by compiling my top ten lists of, well, everything.  Here is the first that came to mind. 

Top Ten Essentials for a Happy Family

10.  Red Sox baseball. Just kidding; I'm a big fan and with their World Series win last night, I couldn't resist. 

10.  A Clean(ish) Orderly(ish)  House.  This is last on my list because, while it certainly helps, it is just not as important as most people think.
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