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When Your Kids Don’t ‘Get’ Advent

‘Kids! It’s time!’ I sing-song from the living room and my voice dances through each room of the house, partnering with each child to carry and deposit them directly at my slippered feet. They scramble and squeal into the room like a posse of greased pigs someone is…

Summer 101: How to Survive Kids When the Heat is on

Summer with a bunch of kids is a lot like your favorite tankini: it starts out feeling good in all the right places but as August approaches, it becomes threadbare and frayed and just not a good fit anymore. As mamas, we are always ready for the break from school…

How To Talk To Your Kids About Pornography

  *Please note: I love Jesus and the result of that love is the source of all of my thoughts, acts, and direction to the best of my mostly inept abilities. However, this post is chock-full of practical advice for those that don’t love Jesus and still hate…

Something New

To my babiest:   When I was a very little girl, before I could even walk, I rocked my baby dolls.  My favorite was a raggedy-headed eyesore with a soft-cloth body.  She was kind of heavy and would close her eyes when her head tilted back. She felt…

(road) trippin…with kids

Having just trekked 20 hours across America (mostly Texas…it’s big, y’all), and considering coming back with the people who share my last name in the morning for the same trip back home, I have been thinking about how it can be done better.   It…

Crazy Things I Tell My Children

As we close out and reflect on this school year, I am reminded of why I tried very hard to get through it the first time quickly.  A pinnacle year for the Blairs, we navigated an introduction to pornography, maneuvered Mean Girls, and received an education on words I haven…