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My name is Lori and I am a wife to an amazing husband. Momma to one mighty fine teenager who thinks it's awesome I look up at him when we are talking.

I am a girl of the 70's, and that means I'm a whole lot closer to 50 than I use to be. But honestly, I'm okay with where I am at this stage of life. In fact, I shared a cute story about how I'm Living Life to the Fullest.

I taught school for 12 years before hanging up my ruler to fulfill the career of my dreams. Over the years, I've become what one former student called a "grand teacher" to several precious little ones. I enjoy keeping up with those who sat in my classroom on social media. While teaching was a dream job for me, being a full-time wife and mother, home educating our son and caring for our home is my dream career. In fact, it's not a career but a ministry I am called to do.

I could write a list a mile long of things I love, but I won't. Here are just a few of those things: cooking and baking, knitting, flowers (yellow roses and daisies are my favorites), frogs, the colors green and yellow, and clean fresh smells. While I have many things I love,  there are some things I dislike: wet socks on my feet, wet sleeves around my arms, clutter, horrible smells, whiners, and dishonesty.

If you're wondering about the name of my site here's the short story. My husband's elderly uncle gave me the nickname Frog before he passed away. In 2008, living in western Montana, I learned about blogs after coming across one while searching for a singing group. Little did I know the author would become one of my dearest friends and encouragers. When I started this site, my husband helped me with the name since I wanted it to be a part of who I am. I spent several hours one day trying to come up with the name, but within a matter of minutes, my husband nailed it. He's awesome like that!  You can read the long story of THE BEGINNING OF FROG'S LILYPAD.

I hope you enjoy your time here. You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.