Category Archives: parenting

Losing Your Mind

“How do you not lose your mind, Mom?”  My response was, “I already have.” I’ve taught my five kids for over 21 years.  I’ve taken the prerogative to include education from birth in this number.  I can honestly say that … Continue reading

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Be the Dog

A dog loves their master to the point that if people took the dog’s “word” for it, they would think that the master was wonderful and without fault.   A few nights ago I was sitting next to my husband in … Continue reading

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Not So Peachy Keen

If you think what you do now won’t matter in the future…think again.  Tonight I tasted my husband’s peach-flavored refresher and thought, “Ick.” He later asked if I wanted a sip to which I said, “No.”  He asked, “What?  You … Continue reading

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What is Mothering Really All About?

I love when I get a glimpse of the tapestry God weaves through different life experiences with different people we encounter.  Once I believed in coincidence, but the longer I live, I can’t deny seeing God links circumstances and people … Continue reading

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Memories

  The table was wiped once again after dinner.  As the crumbs were cleared away we began discussing our dining room table.  “It probably needs refinishing” was mentioned in one breath.  Without skipping a beat, the next comment was, “but … Continue reading

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Owning Faith

When children are young, often the goal is to protect our kids from getting “owies” or to teach them to read, or be respectful.  As the child grows, so do those goals.  The goal may be to survive hormone changes … Continue reading

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That’s Hypocritical

Out of the mouth of babes.  Two words said to me today by my 10 year old slapped me straight. Six months ago I said I would ride a local roller coaster with my daughter once she was tall enouch … Continue reading

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