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Year in review

Tweet Well, it’s here, the last day of 2015.  And what a year it’s been. Here’s some highlights of 2015 for the Burns family: JANUARY: Moved my dad from Minnesota to Wisconsin FEBRUARY: Dan received a call from St. Paul’s … Continue reading

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We believe in Santa

Tweet There is so much buzz among believers this time of year about Santa.  Do you tell your kids about Santa?  Do you let them believe?  Is St. Nick “holier” than Santa?  Some people may think having Santa come on … Continue reading

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10 reasons school needs to start

Tweet 10.  We are running out of snacks, cereal and milk.  And we are tired of buying snacks, cereal, and milk. 9.  The house is a mess.  I’d like to clean it and have it STAY clean for more than … Continue reading

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World Breastfeeding Week ticks me off

Tweet All over my Facebook this week I’ve seen posts about World Breastfeeding Week.  It’s really starting to get to me.  Why? Because I didn’t breastfeed. I tried.  It didn’t work for me.  Maybe I didn’t have enough patience, maybe … Continue reading

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I can’t wait for school to start!

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The Great Toy Purge of 2014

Tweet We cleaned out my parents’ house this summer.  As my dad put it, my parents were “savers.”  I have another word for it, that starts with H and ends with OARDERS.   This has inspired me to do some … Continue reading

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Kids say the darndest things.

Tweet Thanks again to a writing prompt from Mama Kat, I was inspired to ask my Facebook friends this question: Blog research: What’s the silliest/funniest/most humorous thing you’ve heard your child say lately? And once again, I learned that I … Continue reading

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Tweet Originally posted July 17, 2009 How many of you had heard those words lately? It’s the middle of summer, and for most kids, the fun is wearing off. Just the other day I was on the phone with a … Continue reading

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I’ll only have one daughter

Tweet We went on a vacation last week, to the Twin Cities to visit family.  We were sure to include our favorite outings during our trip, including the Science Museum of Minnesota and Como Zoo.   We also went to … Continue reading

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Every mom feels the same way

Tweet We went as a family on our annual trip to Noah’s Ark waterpark yesterday.  I’m always self-conscious about wearing my swim suit all day in public before I arrive at the waterpark.  Once I get there, though, that feeling … Continue reading

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