Monthly Archives: May 2004

Quick entry

Wow! Trying to find computer time while caring for thirteen kids is tough! Things are going pretty well now. The one little RAD kid is finally coming out of his shell though, and that’s difficult. But other than that, we’re all surviving! The kids really like me, and yet hate me at the same time. […]

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Getting the hang of things…

Well, I’m feeling much better today. I’m getting to know the kids. I’m getting to know what works and what doesn’t; what I can trust them with, etc. We had fun last night ruining dinner and I ended up ordering thirty six cheeseburgers at McD’s! (note to self* 36 burgers are way too many for […]

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This is tough….

It’s not the number of kids that make it difficult, it’s just the behavior of a couple kids. I’m holding it together, but I’m feeling isolated with no one to talk to and no way to get it out…The way I work through things is by talking it out, so that’s not good. On the […]

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I’m off!

Well, my friend is leaving on a jet plane:lilplane this afternoon so I’m headed out to her home! I’m hoping I’ll still have time to blog, but I may be slow! Before I go, I wanted to talk a little about our last writing assignment for the writing class. Each of us adult members has […]

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Xander’s very first poem

Xan’s been way into poetry lately. He just wrote this one a few minutes ago. Why the Halloween theme I have no idea. :yummy That Halloween night I got a spooky fright A fright like none other I looked around But all I found Was just plain old me I went walking That same afternoon […]

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Cheaper by the Dozen

For the next three to four weeks I have been given the wonderful opportunity to jump from being the mom of three kids to being the mom of thirteen. I’m nervous and excited, and I’m sure I’ll be quite busy, so if the blogging seems slow, that is why. I’m actually moving into a good […]

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Preschool says child is forbidden to attend because he is breastfeeding…

What an interesting story! I think it’s terrible, but it’s giving breastfeeding a media outlet. The video is well worth watching. Video Feed and here is the story… Article

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I’m not a journalist.

Newspaper Article By Tamra Hyde (PLEASANT GROVE, UTAH)– Greg and Holly Richardson will be traveling to Ethiopia. They are hoping to add four siblings to their already larger-than-most family. When they get home they will have a total of eighteen children. They do not know which children will be theirs. They are sure that they […]

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I have to write a news article…

:dunno Who knows who I will interview. I will probably interview my friend who is embarking on another adoption journey. She’s my hero! but she’s mighty busy right now as well. Saturday the boys had their dance pictures taken. Xander says he plans to continue with both classical and jazz ballet next year! I’m so […]

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This week’s writing assignment

Friends Vignette By Tamra Hyde On a cold January morning, four women sat huddled around a worn-out old quilting frame that was jammed in the center of a sparsely furnished living room. A lumpy brown couch, a small wooden table, and a coal stove comprised the entirety of the furnishings. The stove provided heat for […]

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Mother’s Day Poem

by J.R. Miller The bravest battle that was ever fought! Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not. ?Twas fought by the MOTHERS OF MEN Nay, not with cannon or battle shot, With a sword or noble pen; Nay, not with eloquent words or thought […]

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Personality Disorder Test

DisorderRatingParanoid:LowSchizoid:LowSchizotypal:LowAntisocial:LowBorderline:LowHistrionic:HighNarcissistic:LowAvoidant:LowDependent:LowObsessive-Compulsive:Low— Personality Disorder Test – Take It! — Histrionic=People with histrionic personality disorder are constant attention seekers. They need to be the center of attention all the time, often interrupting others in order to dominate the conversation. They use grandiose language to discribe everyday events and seek constant praise. They may dress provacatively or exaggerate […]

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Just got my soap order

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Ugh weeds…

I just spent hours weeding this patch of my yard that I never get to. Holy Monster WEEDS! God surely created these monsters to torment us. sigh I’m glad it’s over, but dang I’m exhausted. Got all of my seedlings planted though. Here’s hoping for a b-e-a-utiful garden!

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Just got my soap order

I just got my soaps from the UT friends of Midwives. They are soooo yummy! I’m so excited that I got all of my Mother’s Day shopping done in 5 minutes and they are wonderful! Get some while you can!

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