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When the Truth is Written All Over Your Face

When the Truth is Written All Over Your Face

Teaching my children about telling the truth has both surprised and challenged me as a mother.  I think I had the (unfounded) belief that children just naturally tell the truth, and that they wouldn’t start to tell bold-faced lies until they were old enough to really think through the process of having devious motivation, an alibi, and details to back their claims up.  It seems, though, that kids (at least, MY kids) are actually naturally … Read entire article »

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What a Penicillin Allergy Looks Like

What a Penicillin Allergy Looks Like

We discovered that our youngest is allergic to penicillin way back in 2009 after he took amoxicillin for an ear infection.  I posted about it on our family blog back then, but I thought it would be good info to share with all of you as well.  Essentially, he broke out in a hive rash, starting on his stomach and moving up to his head and out to his arms and legs. A trip to the … Read entire article »

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When You’re the Food Truck…

When You’re the Food Truck…

Here in Little Rock and in many cities across the country, Food Trucks are becoming more and more popular.  Apparently the concept of being able to get a quick meal at any given time, and sometimes in an unlikely location, is very appealing to folks in general.  These Food Trucks have to get a permit, and I think there are certain areas they’re not allowed to go, but in general, they’re out there tooling around, … Read entire article »

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Ode to My Clothesline

Ode to My Clothesline

I love my clothesline.  You know, clothesline?  A string between two poles in your backyard with clips on it?  Your grandmother probably has one.  It’s totally making a comeback.  In fact, I was surprised when the topic came up among the moms on the playground a few weeks ago, and several moms professed their love for outdoor laundering. Some people imagine that hanging clothes out on a line to dry them is a lot of extra … Read entire article »

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