Life Archive

All in the Family

A couple years ago, I was hunting around for genealogy stuff, trying to find a link between my Bradley ancestors and my friend Linda’s.* My branch of the Bradley clan lived in King Ferry, New York. When I was Googling things like “Jabez Bradley King Ferry,” I stumbled across these photos:   That’s my grandmother
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Fake Grace

Yesterday, I was lying in bed with Asher. When I nap with him, I often find out what he’s been thinking about, because as he gets sleepy, he tends to throw out random details. The topic of the day yesterday was theological in nature. Asher goes to a Christian preschool, and sometimes I can tell
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Carpe Some Other Diem

Why am I so crazy? I spend my workdays missing my kids. Their soft little heads and infectious laughs. Selah’s jokes. I look forward to being with them again. As soon as I am with my kids, I start feeling irritable and barking at people. “Don’t touch that!” “Oh, gross!” “Stop FIGHTING!” I wish they
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Photojournalism at Its Finest

My friend Joe feels this blog should contain something other than posts about my children. Needless to say, I have TONS of other stuff going on. So, Joe, this is what I’ve been up to:   I won a Nobel Peace Prize. This is me parking in my “special spot.”   I ate some jelly
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Listen to Your Mother

Yesterday, I got to go have my picture taken by the most amazing photographer–for free! If you know me, you know that “free stuff” is kind of my love language. But so is being made to feel pretty by Lisa Smiley’s awesome photography skills. “Why this free photography?” you might ask. “And why are you
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Reasons I Cannot Afford a “Swear Jar”

1) For some reason, I spill glasses of water a lot. And I always manage to do this right next to stacks of paperwork and/or other stuff I don’t want obliterated. 2) I have three kids. You know those people who are all, “God gives you children to grow your patience, yada yada”? Well, they
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Word Tasting

I hold a glass of words Like red wine I savor the exquisite taste Of finding just the right one
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Being Celiac: What I Miss

I am often tempted to try to get people to understand what life is like as a person with Celiac disease, because I encounter everything from misunderstandings to downright outrageous comments when the subject comes up. Maybe this will enlighten you. Or maybe I just need my moment on the soapbox. First, let me note
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