Nurture Her Nature

Three Questions

I read a lot. Well, to be precise, I listen a lot. Story and I love audiobooks. This past weekend I finished Louise Penny’s latest, A Better Man. If you are a fan of murder mysteries, I highly recommend Louise Penny. While her works are entertaining for sure, I often also find little life gemstones among the prose. This latest book taught me the wisdom of asking yourself three questions before speaking.

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A Fairy Tale Weekend

I was upgraded from Mom 2 to Mom 1 this past weekend as Ali’s girls stayed with me while she worked. Unfortunately, Story was gone, so it was just Riley, Maddie, and me. Ali was worried. I’m not sure if she was worried about me or the girls, but either way, it was a waste of energy. All was grand! Granted, it didn’t quite start out that way.

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34 is off to a good start

Birthday month is coming to an official close this week after Lora’s birthday on Wednesday (happy birthday!). All in all, it was a really good one. Riley celebrated with a field day-themed party. Mom celebrated with an extended vacation in Europe. The Bolton’s migrated to Bloomington for a weekend to celebrate. My celebration was a couple of small ones that added up to a great birthday.

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Trouble on the Bus

Last week the girls received their first official report of bad behavior. They’ve both gotten the occasional report of an instance that hasn’t gone well at school or daycare during the day but nothing more than a casual mention from a teacher. Typically, I hear nothing but good things about them. I’m certainly not the mom who thinks her kids are perfect. Lord knows they push their boundaries at home like it’s their job but outside of mother-daughter interaction they generally good kids.

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Just the Two of Us

When Story and I go out of town, we are usually accompanied by others — either my family or Ali and the girls. We love spending time and having adventures with our loved ones, and Lord knows, with everyone’s schedules, time together is precious. However, for Labor Day weekend, Story and I went out on our own for the first time in about five years.

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