Guest Post: Amy of Maisy Mak, on How to Beat Sugar Addiction

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Amy of the Maisy Mak blog pretends to live by the ocean.

It’s easy to do. You just take a lot of pictures there and put them on your blog. Voila. Been to her blog before? Her About page is one of the most memorable ever. She interviews … herself. And asks all the tough questions.

She describes her kids as a “wily flock.” Don’t you just love that?

Her space is a wonderful 10 acres of mothering madness that includes such thoughtful topics as the 9 minutes in your day that have the greatest impact. Read that, seriously. It’ll change how you parent to some degree, guaranteed.

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Five For Friday: The Ways I’ve Failed at Lent

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I’m kind of crappy at being Christian.

I have a lot of the New Testament stuff down pat. I often turn the other cheek. I love you all the way Jesus loves me. I really, really like parables. And Paul’s letters. The dude can write.¬†The old-school stuff gets me, every time, though.

I wear a shirt and tie for Easter, get all reflective when we sing “Silent Night” at Christmas Eve mass, and back when I was a Catholic, I would eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday like a good disciple.

Some areas have proven troublesome for me, in my fifth official decade, B.C. I sometimes root against the New Orleans Saints and Notre Dame. I’d rather eat cookies and play disc golf after church than attend a committee meeting.

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