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Friday Five

Today is the day for my Friday Five, but since Bek is home for only another week, I thought I would show you what I have been up to with my five kiddos instead. :)

I thought this was a must read this week: The Children Have Spoken.  A sad commentary on our distracted nation.

I have childhood memories of waking up and coming downstairs to find my mother standing in front of the stove cooking breakfast for me. I want my kids to remember their mother in the same way. I don’t want them to remember me at the computer. It is a hard balance, this technology world we live in. It is such a blessing, but can be an absolute curse as well.

So, I encourage you to turn off your phones this weekend or let your answering machine pick up. There is nothing more pressing than what is in front of you right now: your kids.