Author Archives: Stephanie Wagner

Gray Socks

Gray socks. Hospital issue gray socks, with the little non-slip nubbies crisscrossed on the bottom so you don’t slide on the polished floors. Gray socks, slightly askew, on the ends of bare white legs. Gray socks, poking out from under … Continue reading

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101 Reasons I’m not taken seriously….(Or just ONE really big one!)

For the past several months, I have been toying with the idea of starting my own small business. My method of trying things out is to talk to as many people as I possibly can. I read whatever I can … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

I have had several people ask me lately why I stopped writing. There are the usual excuses – I have been busy, the kids were home for summer, we have been too busy with the house – and while those … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change

I am blessed with a pretty awesome book group. There are twelve of us, a diverse group in age, life experiences, religious background, education, and, ironically, taste in books. What is fascinating to me is we can bring all of … Continue reading

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You CAN teach and old house new tricks!

Finally – after months of never being alone in my house, agonizing over decisions that I never knew existed, and ruining two vacuum cleaners with construction debris – the kitchen is finished!  Here is the recap: We bought a house … Continue reading

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Out with the Old…..In with the New!

I have had a lot of people ask me how things are going with the new old house.  I have developed a pretty standard response of, “It depends on the day….”. We closed on the house about 6 weeks ago.  … Continue reading

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Why I Love my Imperfect Tree

In the last twelve years, I have had quite a few “bad mommy” moments.  Most of them were forgotten shortly after they happened, but there are a few that I consider lessons learned.  Those I keep around so I can … Continue reading

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