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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Damara Hutchins

Small scale disaster planning

It was finally my Saturday off and I was hugging the toilet bowl at six in the morning. Life was never fair. The problem was that this was no normal Saturday. It was the big weekend after my daughter’s ninth birthday and we had plans. Big plan...
Published: 05/23/15

Sorry is not a four-letter word

Chris and I were in our early twenties and still had not learned how to get along with each other very well. We were in the middle of a huge argument, but also in the drive-thru of a Taco Bell. The bickering had calmed down enough for me to order....
Updated one month ago

Growing up the hard way

Sometimes your children make you do things you don’t want to do. I don’t want to be a parent all the time. It is easier to lie around the house sipping on beer and taking frequent naps, but reality hits home when the children want or ne...
Updated one month ago

Home is where the rent is free

At the tender age of eight, my daughter has become quite practical. She has recently been obsessed with planning her future. For some reason, she feels the pressure of time ticking away and has decided that she must get ready today. At this moment, s...
Updated: 2 months ago

The most complicated math problem

My daughter hopped into the car from her elementary school with a bag full of loot. I knew she had built up a small fortune in “Soar Bucks” (the school currency celebrating good behavior and scholastic achievement), but I was still surp...
Updated: 2 months ago

Wasting time on bad ideas

I generally don’t use my free time in a wise manner. I have grand ideas and thoughts of organization and working out like a ninja yoga master, but in reality I usually end up taking a nap and surfing the Internet for useless information like w...
Updated: 3 months ago

Wasting time on bad ideas

I generally don’t use my free time in a wise manner. I have grand ideas and thoughts of organization and working out like a ninja yoga master, but in reality I usually end up taking a nap and surfing the Internet for useless information like w...
Updated: 3 months ago