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Thanksgiving, The Early Years

Thanksgiving, The Early Years

November 13, 2016

Reminiscing about past Thanksgiving; Bullets give the highlights and lowlights (fire in mother-in laws kitchen) of some of her favorite memories.

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Mom Please Don’t Embarrass Me (The Room Mom and other times my mom came to school)

Mom Please Don’t Embarrass Me (The Room Mom and other times my mom came to school)

October 03, 2016

The balance between simply existing and embarrassing the h*ll out of your kids.

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Managing 8 lives: Bullet's style

Managing 8 lives: Bullet's style

September 08, 2016

At the beginning of every month, I would sit down and fill out the calendars, one was the big calendar on the cupboard and another was an 18 month calendar that I carried with me all the time. I would them transfer between calendars so everything was current. I tried to do this with a nice glass of wine, but my accuracy was not to good, so I nixed the wine.

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School Projects- Hands Off!

School Projects- Hands Off!

August 18, 2016

Projects have always been a joy and curse for me. Kid’s projects that is. With 8 children we did a lot of projects. Some for school, some for after school activities, as they got older my/our help was not so needed, but in the early years I thought I should have shared in the grade; when it was good. I have made salt maps, volcanos, sugar cube pyramids and igloos, soap box derby cars, and the Loch Ness Monster. The monster was my project for a golf guest day, he was great until he was pelted with golf balls and sank.

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Adventures in Grocery Shopping (Bullet's Style)

Adventures in Grocery Shopping (Bullet's Style)

July 20, 2016

Byerly's, a wonderful grocery, was open till midnight, so I would leave at about 10:30PM, shop almost alone in the store, peacefully put the groceries away and go to bed.  One evening I was so relaxed that I forgot my wallet...with two full carts of groceries. 

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Summer Clean Up

Summer Clean Up

June 01, 2016

I found a card as I was looking for the ‘slave labor’ photos. It is a Mother’s Day card from Nell, I think she was in college and could not be home to celebrate. The card read-

"The best way to keep your children out of hot water- is to put some dishes in it."

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My Eight Little Spirit Animals

My Eight Little Spirit Animals

April 27, 2016

When I heard the news that Mike Carson, my very talented son in law was doing designs for Hi Little One I was thrilled. Mike has been a part of our family for many, many years (Molly and Mike started dating as sophomores in high school). I started thinking about which Spirit Animal would match my kids eight personalities.

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Bullets: The Travel Guide

Bullets: The Travel Guide

March 16, 2016 1 Comment

What does traveling look like when you start as a young couple and grow into a family of ten give or take a few foreign exchange students along the way? Bullet's breaks down the dos and don'ts of group travel.

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We Bleed Green

We Bleed Green

February 23, 2016 5 Comments

After all, the best part of being Irish is the sparkle and wink in the eye, the playfulness and the pure joy of heart. We can all have those, if we want.

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Valentine’s Day – Flowers, Balloons, Candy, All things sweet and full of love.  And sometimes not.

Valentine’s Day – Flowers, Balloons, Candy, All things sweet and full of love. And sometimes not.

February 03, 2016

Bullet's breaks down what Valentine's Day has become in the Ryan household.  What started as a fairly innocuous holiday with flowers and sweet nothings has turned into a gag gift exchange. Is it possible that a plastic rat can say "I love you" louder than a dozen roses?

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

December 24, 2015

Making the holidays a stress free time of the year when you have eight children is not an easy task. Bullets breaks down all things holiday and how she managed to stay sane and keep the holidays about so much more than presents.

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Memories of Thanks

Memories of Thanks

November 24, 2015

No one invites a family of 10 to join in their Thanksgiving celebration,if you do beware, it will be not be a dull meal. Bullets remembers what it is like having a large family over the holidays. Stress, fires and hospitals are just a few of the highlights.

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