Falling in Love

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle Today I’ve been falling in love.   Today I’ve been wooed by a place and a man.   Today I’ve glided through salt marshes and received salty kisses.   Today I’ve been cooled by October breezes and embraced by...
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Dots and Dashes

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle A huge dragon tattoo encircled her waist before disappearing into her bikini bottom. Her two friends had just left to get more Four Loko, and she’d charmed a pack of cigarettes off a man leaving the springs.   Nearby, my six kids dumped out...
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Phone Calls & Little Women

by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle This morning, I was headed for one sort of day — grumpy, discontented, and bothered. Until a phone call and a classic children’s book changed my perspective.   It’s Thursday, which means I’m supposed to be having time alone....
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Powerful Tools

 by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Some of you know this story, but I wanted to tell it again for our Frizzle Chick readers. The events described took place in early 2010, just after the massive earthquake in Haiti. It all still amazes me.   For Dan and I, two words leapt off...
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Hen’s Week in Review

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle As a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and neighbor, this has been a long week for me. Here at the end of it, I’m drained physically, spiritually, and emotionally. But reflecting on it now, I’m also thankful. Glad that I gave my...
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Au Contraire, Ma Soeur*

by Hannah, a.k.a. Picky Pants To be truly understood is a deep delight and treasure. At times, I find it difficult to explain myself to others, because I am full of contradictory contrariness! Similar to Mary’s garden of silver bells and cockleshells, I can be something of a...
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Sunday Respite

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle   Today Early morning Coffee cream and Splenda Sabbath worship Sloppy Joes Sunday school sharing Long nap Gone with the Wind Pregnancy test negative Student chat Steak and rice Soul Surfer Today The week begins With respite.    
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