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"I would get the followers. That is going to get your stuff into people's feeds. Utilize social networking. A lot of people read (or skim) and not a lot comment. Get people to interact with your blog and you will know who your reader are."
Oct 9, 2013
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How Not to Celebrate Mother's Day

Dear Kids,Thank you for the hand drawn cards. I love that the earrings you picked out at the festival are my favorite color. And thanks for the breakfast in bed this morning.I appreciate it. And I love you.However, I've made a list of things for you to consider next year please:Make sure the eggs you bring me in bed are thoroughly cooked. Or you can just not watch me eat them so I can feed them to Tibby.Getting up after 7 am, despite your palpable excitement to wake me, would be a wonderful…See More
May 16, 2013
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How Not to Celebrate Mother's Day

Dear Kids,Thank you for the hand drawn cards. I love that the earrings you picked out at the festival are my favorite color. And thanks for the breakfast in bed this morning.I appreciate it. And I love you.However, I've made a list of things for you to consider next year please:Make sure the eggs you bring me in bed are thoroughly cooked. Or you can just not watch me eat them so I can feed them to Tibby.Getting up after 7 am, despite your palpable excitement to wake me, would be a wonderful…See More
May 16, 2013
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Conversations with My Son

Conversations with My SonHim, pointing: Mommy, there is a volcano on the ceiling!(I look directly above my head to see the bubble in the drywall that has been there since we moved in.)Him: I need to go outside.Me: Why, sir? We're going to play outside later.Him: I have to play outside now.Me: Why, sir?Him: Because I have to pee. I have to go outside and pee.Me: No, sir. You can pee in the bathroom.Him: I just can't stop watching Bob the Builder! I just can't stop!Me: Sir, I found your book.…See More
May 12, 2013
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Conversations with My Son

Conversations with My SonHim, pointing: Mommy, there is a volcano on the ceiling!(I look directly above my head to see the bubble in the drywall that has been there since we moved in.)Him: I need to go outside.Me: Why, sir? We're going to play outside later.Him: I have to play outside now.Me: Why, sir?Him: Because I have to pee. I have to go outside and pee.Me: No, sir. You can pee in the bathroom.Him: I just can't stop watching Bob the Builder! I just can't stop!Me: Sir, I found your book.…See More
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Mar 26, 2013
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Dearie

Sharing what I'm reading on my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerI borrowed Dearie by Bob Spitz from our local library. When Monday's due date came, I ignored it. I had to finish this book before surrendering it. Thirty cents in fines is little to pay for such a good read. While the house was still quiet and dark this morning, I read the last page by flashlight.I find most biographies too slow, not fluid, sometimes even boring.…See More
Mar 25, 2013
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Caution: Cows Ahead

From my blog Happy Hippie Homemaker"What is that?" Nora asked looking out the window.I answered absentmindedly. "I don't know, honey. What's it look like?""It's a big, dark animal. Like a beaver!"Ready to dismiss the unknown creature, I glanced outside. "It would be pretty unusual for a beaver to be-" She was right. Across the road were huge, moving dark animals. Hoping it was a bear, I sprang to my feet. "What is…See More
Mar 23, 2013
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Rainbow Birthday Party

Rainbow Birthday PartyAlmost every school paper Nora brings home has a rainbow drawn on the back of it. She doodles them whenever she gets a spare minute and wears them whenever enough colors are clean. A rainbow themed birthday party seemed like an obvious suggestion. She clung to the idea like a Leprechaun embraces his pot of gold. My mind began whirling with  thoughts of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.…See More
Mar 22, 2013
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Knot Quite a Knitter Yet

From my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerSince I knitted my first stitch under the perfectionist, critical eye of my grandma, I've longed for the relaxing click of needling my own hats, scarves, and afghans. When my grandma and I were both too frustrated to continue, she gave me her extra copy of the vintage how-to book from…See More
Mar 11, 2013
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Knot Quite a Knitter Yet

From my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerSince I knitted my first stitch under the perfectionist, critical eye of my grandma, I've longed for the relaxing click of needling my own hats, scarves, and afghans. When my grandma and I were both too frustrated to continue, she gave me her extra copy of the vintage how-to book from…See More
Mar 5, 2013
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A Letter to My Embarrassed Daughter

From my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerDear Daughter,I know you were upset when I chased you up the driveway to hug you before you got on the school bus. Your cheeks reddened as I squeezed you, kissed your head, and rushed a breathless "I love you."I thought it was important to tell you that this will not be the last time I embarrass you. You're in first grade. You've got decades of mortification to go.I will insist on…See More
Feb 10, 2013
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A Letter to My Embarrassed Daughter

From my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerDear Daughter,I know you were upset when I chased you up the driveway to hug you before you got on the school bus. Your cheeks reddened as I squeezed you, kissed your head, and rushed a breathless "I love you."I thought it was important to tell you that this will not be the last time I embarrass you. You're in first grade. You've got decades of mortification to go.I will insist on…See More
Feb 8, 2013
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I Like Boston Butts and I Cannot Lie

From my blog Happy Hippie HomemakerThe last time Boston butts were on sale, I bought two with the intention of cooking up a whole bunch of Bubba's much beloved Carolina-style pulled pork. One turned out to be plenty of pork for our family, since the kids didn't like it. The other big, old butt remained virtually forgotten in the back of the freezer for an ungodly long time. This week, I thawed it, deciding to try my hand…See More
Feb 4, 2013

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Happy Hippie Homemaker
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http://www.happyhippiehomemaker.blogspot.com
What do you blog about? {In your own words}
I am a stay at home untraditional farmer's wife and hippie mom. I blog about kids, recipes, farming, green cleaning tips, and anything else to do with home.
I have been blogging since:
May 2010
I blog because:
I want to share my unique perspective and lifestyle. And I love to write.

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How Not to Celebrate Mother's Day

Posted on May 16, 2013 at 7:08am 0 Comments

Dear Kids,



Thank you for the hand drawn cards. I love that the earrings you picked out at the festival are my favorite color. And thanks for the breakfast in bed this morning.

I appreciate it. And I love you.

However, I've made a list of things for you to consider next year please:

  1. Make sure the eggs you bring me in bed are thoroughly cooked. Or you can just not watch me eat them so I can feed them to…
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Conversations with My Son

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Conversations with My Son



Him, pointing: Mommy, there is a volcano on the ceiling!

(I look directly above my head to see the bubble in the drywall that has been there since we moved in.)



Him: I need to go outside.

Me: Why, sir? We're going to play outside later.

Him: I have to play outside…
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I fell in love with Bob Dylan in the angst of my teens. His poetic, masterful lyrics are not background music, but, instead, beg to be really heard and understood and contemplated. I've pondered Dyla…

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 7:59am 0 Comments

I fell in love with Bob Dylan in the angst of my teens. His poetic, masterful lyrics are not background music, but, instead, beg to be really heard and understood and contemplated. I've pondered Dylan's lyrics for as long as I can remember. When I wasn't much older than Gray I asked, "What does 'the answer is blowing in the wind' mean?" My ever existentialist parents answered, "What do you think it means?" Bob's been on my mind a lot more lately. He is still playing, and Bubba and…

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I Love Salamanders in the Springtime

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:35am 0 Comments

From my blog Happy Hippie Homemaker

I left a big, old pile of leaves in the yard. They've been there since fall: getting wet in the rain, hidden by snow, and slowly decomposing. The leaves weren't forgotten or neglected out of laziness. (Well, maybe a bit of laziness.) Our wheelbarrow tire went flat, and it…
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At 9:04am on March 28, 2013, Suzanne said…

Just dropping by to say hello! :)

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At 11:59pm on February 11, 2011, Stacey Sprague said…

Just wanted to share my blogs with you :)

I always follow back!

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I look forward to reading your blog :)

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At 2:58pm on February 11, 2011, Denise Kuta Pinion said…

Hi! I am new on Bloggy Moms too! I look forward to checking out your blog and following. If you like mine-please do the same! I appreciate your support!

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At 3:26pm on January 16, 2011, DP Nguyen said…
Hi! Welcome to Bloggy Moms. Wishing you the best of luck. I hope you'll check out my blog and follow my blog with Google Friend Connect. (I always follow back! Just leave me a comment with your link!)

I also feature a mom blog directory on my blog, and would love for you to join up and get more traffic to your own site! Feel free to ask me any questions you might have about navigating this site, or about blogging. I love helping and connecting with other bloggers - whether new or experienced.

I look forward to meeting you and reading your blog! :-)

-DP
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