Ever get bothered or uneasy about something but you’re not really sure why? I do! But I’ve finally got a strategy to deal with it, and it involves clarifying my core values.  My husband and I are doing an 8-week...
My baby turned two years old last week. We decided to forgo a party and instead take her to the Birmingham Zoo with her grandparents. I was a little worried about the heat when I initially planned the trip,...
If you give a mom a minute, she’ll use it to check on the laundry, “just real quick.” As she checks the laundry, including the pockets, she will find 3 candy wrappers, a nickel, a pen, and a Paw Patrol...
"Let's go camping for vacation this year!" I was five months pregnant with the Middle One. The oldest was two. Kent and I hadn’t been camping since the first year we were married. We'd camped at lots of places...
My high school class is gathering for a reunion this fall. A friend has been posting pictures from our yearbook in the Facebook group. Oh my, I look at my seventeen-year-old self from the perspective of all those years...
Some of my fondest childhood memories are when my mom would take me to our local library to explore and check out books. It was always so quiet, and the tall shelves were packed with books on what felt...
Babies: Gifts from God. Snuggly bundles of joy. Exhausting.  Toddlers: Energizer Bunnies. Talkative. Smart. Explorers. Temper Tantrum Professionals. Put the two together and you have an interesting mix of love, laughter, tears and major mom guilt!!! What am I referring too?...
Auburn-Opelika Moms was created with a passion for the Auburn-Opelika community and the moms who live here, and our goal is to make the “loveliest village” that we all live in feel just a little bit smaller. We may...
Football games and tailgating are just one way to spend your family time in the fall. Whether you want to avoid the gameday crowds, find something to do on an away game weekend, or need ideas for fall break,...

Ducks In A Row

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I stopped to snap a picture on my run a few weeks ago of someone’s dashboard display of ducks in a row. I have no idea the reason or significance of said display, but its out-of-the-ordinary nature got my...
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I love you Mommy

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“I love you, Mommy.” As sweet as it sounded, I knew she’d usually done something she shouldn’t have when she slid up next to me...

The Kids Should Be Bored