Choosing Joy: How A Stranger At The Grocery Store Almost Destroyed Me

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Most Sundays are wonderful for our family. We sleep until either our four-year-old climbs in bed with us or our two-year-old starts shouting about how full her diaper is, whichever comes first. We have breakfast. We shower and get dressed. We go to church. Today, I am sorry to tell you, was not that kind of […]

Banned Books In The Riley House

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If you didn’t know, this week is Banned Books Week. Here’s the thing about banned books: It’s super easy to make fun of the book banners and call them closed-minded, or silly, or other not-so-nice names. But I don’t like name-calling, so that’s not what this post is about. This post is about what my […]

Totes Jelly

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First of all, I should tell you school started back last week so I’m a little bit BLAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHH because we at Casa Riley are trying to adapt to the new routine, which is essentially nonstop action from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Having said that, tonight I was talking to my friend Sophie about something that kind […]