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Getting our Words Confused.

by Mindy Lockard on April 6, 2010

I had just situated myself… laptop on lap, coffee within reach, creative juices percolating.  Maggie: Mom, I’m playing church. Nose in computer Me: Great Mags! now I was in the groove…. feelin’ the manners juices flowing. Maggie: We are about to sing.  Me: Sounds good! Maggie: Will you sing with us? Oy, the Church/Mommy guilt duo. […]


Totally Chicken.

by Mindy Lockard on March 31, 2010

Underneath the pearls, skirts and heels, there is a crunchy Northwest girl who grew up playing in orchards, eating berries off of the bush and packing her mother’s homemade grape fruit leather in her lunch box.  Take it from that girl, playing in an orchard and eating fresh berries is so much fun, while trying to trade out the  fruit leather in your […]


A Week of Basic Training…

by Mindy Lockard on September 27, 2009

After a few attitude mishaps, a car chase (actually chasing Maggie around the car) and a series of after school meltdowns… Little Miss M and I will be spending the week in what we call at the Lockard house “Basic Training!” Basic training — formerly known as Boot Camp until Ty asked that I rename […]