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Thankful Thursday : 008

Guest post for “Thankful Thursday 008” is by Alyssa Bartek, she writes for heartlandbeats.com and is a great mom and wife.  Her and her husband, Rick, live in Henderson, Nebraska and are just down right cool people. [Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday] [ one ] Books: I wouldn’t be who I am today… Read more »

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press 1 to confirm, 2 to… BEEP

Our boys love to talk on the phone, we still have a phone in our kitchen with a chord on it. It looks like it is from 1970, because it is. Our three older boys all had dentist appointments and the dentist office (like most nowadays) have one of those FACCM’s (futuristic automated confirmation calling… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 007

  Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  #ThankfulThursday   [ one ] dreams. how boring what it be to never dream (while awake, or asleep)? We would never have made an airplane. we would never have made cars. we would never have seen the depths of the ocean. we would never have walked on the moon……. Read more »

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stars anew

  God made more stars tonight… At least that is what my 2 year old son went to bed thinking.   .: Sheesh… he thought God makes the stars every night. As in “fresh”, “new” ones…   wait. A child’s perspective is stunning.   Oh how I desire to think more like my children. To… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 006

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.  Today’s post is by Sarah Beth Wunderlich. [ one ] i choose to be thankful for messes. though they require energy and time to clean up they are remnants. remnants of life being lived. dirty dishes in the sink means a meal was provided and possibly enjoyed. unsharpened pencils abandoned on… Read more »

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the failed routine

  Maybe we’re the only family that does this… if we are, then well, we’re like this… HA! We see an “issue” that needs addressed, a new bed-time routine, a new supper “helper” chart, a new reward method, or some other routine-ed task. We make the chart, talk with the kids, do it well for a… Read more »

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Two Things

Two things for you today! 1) Apology: no way around this. There haven’t been posts in a long while – too long, you most undoubtedly have MUCH more important things to do than wait for blog posts! Regardless, we are sorry!! Routine can be hard.  Some thoughts on that HERE. If you’re reading this you probably… Read more »

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guitar picks and cough drops

This morning I was getting ready to leave for the office when my two-year old son came into my bedroom and grabbed a rogue cough drop off my dresser. I thought he was going to unwrap it and eat it – to which I told him he had to put it back. But nope. He… Read more »

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Give Away Winner : #75

I just informed the winner of the give-away last month! 123 folks were in the drawing, some were entered multiple times (because you shared and liked content on our Facebook Page) – looking forward to giving away more free stuff! Please check your “Other” messages in Facebook and if we don’t get a response in a… Read more »

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Thankful Thursday : 005

Thursdays here at SOF are dedicated to being thankful.      [ One ]  Creativity! How boring life would be without creativity. I’m thankful for music, imaginations of little boys, blanket forts that turn into caves and spaceships, poetry, art, etc…   [ Two ]  My wife’s prayers! Truly an amazing blessing.   [ Three ] Friends that… Read more »