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Joshua Thomas Reyes, 15 years old.

My sons found out their friends actually read my blog so that changes the nature of what I can post without totally embarrassing them. When I told them it was just a bunch of mammas reading, they were more okay with me writing about our life, but since their buddies are also reading, I’m really… Continue reading Joshua Thomas Reyes, 15 years old.

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Quick Re-introduction

As I begin writing about this season of having 3 teens and a tween, I want to begin with  a few basics about our family today. 1.  My sons, Joshua and Caleb are 15. Israel is 14. And my baby girl, Maggie, is 11 years old! 2. We live in Mount Laurel, NJ. I never… Continue reading Quick Re-introduction

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Three Teens and a Tween

I started this blog several years ago kind of on a whim. I discovered the whole “blog world” accidentally, and was thrilled to find there was this semi-formal way to publish my writing. I have always enjoyed writing and the combination of my crazy experience with my four very funny and cute kids, and learning… Continue reading Three Teens and a Tween

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Baked Apples With Oatmeal Streusel Topping

We (well, not actually me, but I was in the room reading while they) watched our first football game last night, which has become an indicator that the autumnal season is fast approaching.I love autumn for the beauty of the leaves, sweaters and blue jeans, and all things apple, pumpkin, cinnamon, and spice. I found… Continue reading Baked Apples With Oatmeal Streusel Topping

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My Friend, Anxiety

I woke at 4am with my friend anxiety speeding up my heart rate and making me sweat before my mind could even process what she was saying. School. First day of school. First day of what will be a loooong year of feeling the weight of responsibility for the mental, physical, emotional, spiritual well-being of… Continue reading My Friend, Anxiety

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Blessing Boosters: Rear View Mirror

You may have heard me talk about my metal box of sanctification also know as my mini van. A lot of life happens in those close quarters.  A lot of arguing. A lot of singing. A lot of me asking forgiveness (especially on the way to church after I’ve rushed them out the door in… Continue reading Blessing Boosters: Rear View Mirror

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Blessing Boosters Part 1: Life is Short; Kids are Eternal

I sit at the kitchen table where my computer barely has room. Around me are two cups half full, and empty box of raisins, two bottles of men’s shampoo/body wash (how random!), a potato peeler, a coupon, an empty sandwich bag, and the latest book on cd I’ve been listening to while I work in… Continue reading Blessing Boosters Part 1: Life is Short; Kids are Eternal