High school class picks and children not cleaning their room…

How is it possible that I am going through my son’s schedule for high school? Wasn’t I just in high school? Where does the time go? I’m so excited for him. The school has helped him pick honors and advanced honors classes. He’s picked orchestra and criminal justice pathways. The next thing I know he’ll […]

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Happy Earth Day! 10 little things you can do to live a tiny bit greener

1. Don’t take a receipt at the gas station. We use so much paper and it’s not always necessary. I mean, really, are you going to return the gas? 2. Buy reusable cups and make your coffee/drinks at home to take with you, she says drinking her iced coffee in a bpa free cup with […]

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We had the best night one evening this past week…

I wasn’t in the mood to cook. However, my dh and I managed to pull an amazing dinner together. He made deer tenderloin (like a very good steak) with onions and mushrooms. I was in charge of green beans and leftover macncheese (see made this about food). After dinner all 5 of us went on a […]

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It’s family movie night here

at the Demarest home. Last week we watched Tangled and A Bug’s Life. Tonight we’ll pick something to stream off netflix. What kind of weekly family nights do you have? Game night, special food, other traditions, I need more suggestions. Comment below!

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Dealing with cancer again…

my dad, the man with 9 lives, has cancer again. We think it’s in stage 2 and he will begin chemo and radiation next week. We are feeling pretty good about him beating this one as well. I, will always worry when he has surgery, but do believe this will not be what ends his […]

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Children, potty training and hair pulling dilemmas…and then pizza.

I have a child who it took a very long time to potty train. This child has been potty trained during the day forever. However, once this child falls asleep, accidents happen. I thought, for a long time, that it was laziness. Then I thought maybe it was attention seeking. After I pulled out some hair, I […]

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Getting into the swing

of working. I really love my job. I just had my second evaluation and got a 2.9 out of 3. Woot! Teaching is what I love to do. I mean how fun is it to see a teacher running through the halls with crayons when clearly there is an art emergency somewhere. Wait…what? I’ve taught […]

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Benefits and drawbacks to working at home…

I have to say, I love my new job. I love working and trying to help the students. There are some bene “fits” as my hubby calls them to working at home. 1. the walk to work is never too cold or too hot ie…no snow to trudge through. 2. there is always food close […]

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Merry Country Christmas Friends

We have had a wonderful week. There was cookies bakin, bread risin, pies bakin and things being dipped in chocolate.  The kids and I had Christmas music on and we danced and cooked all week. I truly have loved this week. The list of items made: strawberry and cherry pie, coconut cake, sourdough bread, lemon […]

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Benefits to working at home…

Well it’s 8:30 and I’m about to start my job. So far today I’ve made my daughter and I breakfast, made her lunch, started a load of clothes, scrubbed the bathtub, thought about dinner, let the dog in and out a million times, got the boys off to school, had a shower and brushed my […]

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Career moves…food, dancing, and writing…all the major life groups. :)

I was hired by a company almost two months ago. I have yet to work for them. Big sigh. I believe that they are going to use me but it may take a few more weeks. I was hoping to use this job as Christmas money. Yeah, that’s not happening. Good thing I had some money put […]

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My grief and loss

You never know how strong you are til you have no other choice but to be strong. In the last four years I’ve lost my best friend since the 3rd grade via murder. This last year I’ve lost my brother unexpectedly due to pneumonia and my dad was expected three different times that he wouldn’t […]

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