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My Life as a Reluctant Vagabond

Moving Update

If you know me at all, you know that I don't like change. Shifts in "the plan" tend to me into anxiety and stress ...

If You Send The Kids To Grandkid Camp…

Baby 5

A cautionary tale about birth control, an empty house, and pushing the parental reset button. *** If you send the ...

To My Son on His Last Week of Kindergarten

Kindergarten

You did it, kid. You've almost finished your first year of school—and what a year it's been. You started ...

6 Tips for Surviving Spring Break

I’m on day three of my boys’ spring break, and let’s be real: if you’re not traveling, this blessed event is ...

Ice is Nice

The world outside is ice. It's slick and slushy—January in Tennessee. Instead of all the rushing, the hustle, the ...

Boys, Boys, Boys

Four pregnancies. Four babies. Four BOYS. My mind is still trying to wrap around the reality that we Westfalls are ...