Their Story Is Becoming Their Own

I don’t write as much about my kids as I do about my littles.  It’s not that there isn’t so much to say about them each and every day, it’s more that it doesn’t feel quite right to write about the goings on in their lives when I am becoming less and less a part […]

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Raising Counter-Cultural Kids.

I was chatting with a couple of friends recently, who also happen to parent households with greater than the average number of children, when the conversation turned to our teens/pre-teens and the amount of whining we endure from them.  It is a rite of passage, a documented stage of development, for a teenager to be […]

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All Kinds of Changes

Sorry for the radio silence for the last week.  We’ve had some big changes around Full Plate Manor.  First of all, our house is ripped to shreds.  We’re slowly putting it back together, and the remodel will be so lovely when it’s finished, but for awhile there, we were living in a construction zone…with ten […]

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Beads of Courage

When Dolly was in the hospital this last time, I had to look for ways to fill my time during the days she was sedated.  I was told about a program called Beads of Courage.  I had heard of Hero Beads for children undergoing cancer treatments, but I didn’t know that anything like this existed […]

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