Winners! + Go Hawks!

All right, I just got an email from Sally DeFord, and I'm ready to announce the competition winners. I was really sad when the online poll didn't work out last week, but the truth is, I think it made the selection of winners cleaner and more fair. I had a panel of...

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Hey hot mama! Let me empty your bucket!

At the beginning of the school year, Anna, our 2nd grader, started coming home with all of these little notes in her folder. As a mom who is constantly cleaning out papers from her backpack, I didn't think much of them.  Then one day Anna mentioned the notes...

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COMPETITION (Only Love Vocal Competition) –UPDATED–

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The voting on this public opinion poll was compromised severely, blatantly and verifiably. I have discontinued this portion of the competition. The contestants have been notified that the winners of the "Only Love" Vocal Competition will be chosen...

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Boundaries in Friendship

About four million years ago, we left a FFAQ poll dangling in the wind. It was a really fun one for me because in the instructions I asked people to do a silly thing in their comments, and it was interesting to see how many people picked up on it as they read the...

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Blogolutions

There's no really good way to phrase that, is there? Blogsolutions? Bloglutions? Blutions? Basically what I'm getting at is that for 2014, I'm setting some goals for my blog. Ambitious, right? 2013 was an interesting year for The Weed. It was a year of transition. It...

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Yuletide Greetings!

It's time for the Fourth Annual Electronic Weed Christmas Letter! We started to feel a little frantic today because it's December 31st and we never get our card out this late. To calm ourselves and get centered into writing this year's letter we decided to take...

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Dear Norovirus

I don't really write open letters, but this year, you have earned one. I didn't really know what you were when we first met this year. My family and I had enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving with good friends. The food was delicious--the most tender turkey I had ever...

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When potty training goes terribly, terribly wrong

Recently we were getting ready to go home after church, and Tessa did what she tries to do every single week as we're about to leave the chapel: she escaped my grasp and started full-fledge running around the entire building like a wild, ferocious wildebeest. I made...

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Are you a good mom?

Hi, my name is Lolly Weed and it has recently come to my attention that I am a good mom. I want to tell you why. And I want to help you determine if you are one too. Sometimes I feel like crap. Sometimes I look at all of the adorable things my friends make and pin and...

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