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February 05, 2010


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One Blessed Mamma

The Disney Marathon/half marathon is definitely the way to go (NOT that I've ever run one). I volunteered for YEARS as a team leader for the course monitors, and that was the consistant comment I heard from runners year after year.


I really don't get the make-up thing on young girls. They already grow up too quickly; no reason to push it forward even sooner.

As far as the February burn-out, Sarah hosted a winter burnout carnival recently. You may be interested in some of the links.



I like this Quick Takes Friday thing! How have I missed the makeup wearing ballet girls?? I'm getting mushroom compost tomorrow - very exciting!


Yep, the Feb blues are upon us. That is why I went to the Books and Beyond conference and the blues are not as bad this year.

I am constantly praying that Sophie will never discover scissors. Lorelai did last year and her hair still is not the same. Alas, it is just hair.

Ugh, the makeup thing. Yes, it is an ugly, ugly world out there. Funny how makeup makes it ugly. Liz and I have been having this struggle for the last year and a half.

I too don't care for tweenager or teenager terms. Teenager is still a relatively new term-1930s. I find that we keep coming up with new words that keep our children from being responsible. I believe in children having a childhood, but also given responsibilities. In this day and age, they are maturing faster physically, but mentally not required to be responsible until much later in life. Sad.

A half marathon sounds fun! I just signed up for a 5K to give me a kick in the pants. I am not sure if I can do a half marathon.

So how many garden beds will you have now?


I think maybe the answer to #4 lis in #2. The end of the year/first of the year seems to be tough, but He led you through, Thanks be to God.

I enjoyed my first visit to your blog.


Ann Marie, The February blues. You must have it. It is very common this time of year for homeschooling moms. Try a fun unit study and just focus on math and reading for this month. Pray for re-inspiration. I will pray you through your burnout. (((hugs))) And I know how you feel!!!


Dear Kirsten,
Our 3 year old also cuts hair, as well as the 5 and 7 year old. It must have been something in the air.
When our oldest now nearly 21 was pre 13. I said we would never call the children teenagers and we don't - they are youths.
A bit fanatical perhaps but teenager has such conitations for me that I advoid it completely.
I have enjoyed this post thanks for sharing, as well your older post (especially Everyday Blessings)
God Bless


I'm glad your homeschooling is going well. I am feeling burnout ( I hope that is all it is!) right about now. Severe burnout.
That is exciting that you are going to do a half-marathon. I would love to do a bike race, but I know I never will - I mean I just know myself and know I never will do it. Yeah, the make-up thing? Yuck - just yuck.

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