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Picture Of The Day

“A picture is worth a thousand words” … or at least a small Brevis blog.   This is another thing we do while sick: snuggle under blankets and fry our brains to a light golden-brown in front of movies.  Ah, what a life!  

My War On Germs

Is it Spring yet? Sickness, be gone!  BE GONE, I say!  …hmm, this isn’t working as well as I thought it would. I’m stymied as to how the last several weeks have turned green (in a snotty, not Spring-y or environmental-y way).  Are my children licking each other?  I’m seriously considering renaming one child “The…

The Peaceful Decision

I listened to the strange voice on the other end of the phone telling me that it was a doctor at a hospital in Arkansas and my mind went blank.  Just days before Christmas, my name and number had been with my grandmother at the time of a nasty fall, so she’d given the information…

A Time Of Joy In Shifting Sand

What do I do with the baby? The most difficult question for me … and the most often asked by others.   Some encouraged me that single motherhood could be done, others pressed pamphlets for adoption agencies into my hands during well-meaning conversations, and still more emailed or called to tell me of families they…

C2C: The Decking Out of the Tree

I will probably never have a magazine picture-worthy Christmas tree.  I just won’t and that’s okay because my tree is a tall, green memory. When we were little, my mom would take us to the after Christmas sales and let each of us pick out a new ornament.  “Someday,” she’d say, “when you leave our…

C2C: Chocolate Pretzels

The Easiest, Funnest, Kid-Friendliest Christmas Goodies: a photo recipe story. Once upon a time, there was a leeeeeettle recipe.  …and it was good.  It was very, very good.  …and it was simple.  It was … okay, you see where I’m going with this, right? And they all lived happily ever after … THE END. 

Auto Tune the News

Here are some hilarious videos that I found recently: And here’s one that I found particularly funny (about a candidate for Governor of New York, most of whom are funny):

A Note From the Trenches

I received a message from a dear and wise sister in Christ seeking counsel (from several women) on balancing life after you have more than one child.  I deliberated for way too long and finally wrote this morning.  I decided to repost some of my motherly musings here as well. These are a few of…

If four year olds could vote …

This past Saturday, I took the kids to Starbuck’s while Bob was at a men’s conference.  While sitting in the “comfy chairs” sipping our organic milks and americanos [guess who had which one!], Darcy suddenly turned to me and asked: “Hey Mom, do you think Barack Obama likes to read magazines?” When I was a…

Is there life after chocolate?

The “official party line” of the Ewoldt household remains — “if it doesn’t have chocolate, it’s not dessert“.  However, I truly believe that there is one exception to this rule.  A recipe so luscious and lemon-y that it’s guaranteed to make your socks roll up and down.  …well, not really.  …but still, it’s really, really,…