Category Archives: Family Life

How to Squash Your Inner Britt McHenry

The last couple weeks have been busy at our house, so while I’d heard about the Britt McHenry story, I didn’t have a chance to watch the video of her tirade until this weekend. To say I was horrified is … Continue reading

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How to Live in the Present: Put Your Smartphone Down

“You said you’d wake me up!” I startled, then looked at the clock, the red numbers of 6:17 (am of course), glared back at me. “I know, I know,” I said to my daughter, “but later I read that the … Continue reading

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To Forgive, or Not: That is the Question

If you know anything about Jesus, you know he tells us to forgive.  In fact the words forgive, forgiven and forgiveness appear in the bible 134 times.  His message is plain as day.  But I’m having trouble.   I’m struggling to … Continue reading

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Undone; Worth the Read

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy; my heart shouted yes before I’d even finished reading the blog post. Yes, sign me up to be on the launch team for the book: Undone, A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected … Continue reading

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21 Things Learned in 21 Years of Motherhood

photo courtesy of: http://blog.debutantemedia.com/social-media-safety-tips-for-parents/ 22 years ago, the doctor looked me in the eye and said, “Are we happy about this?” I could feel the heat rise to my cheeks, “Oh yes!” I answered, “It’s just a lot to take … Continue reading

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Rap Music, the Baby Jesus and Christmas Traditions

  photo courtesy of http://www.christmasquoteswallpaper.com “OH-and tell her to bring her sugar cookies and the cheese ball!” My youngest daughter chimed in with her sister, “And what about the Jell-O salad? We have to have the strawberry Jell-O salad!” I … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate in the Rain: A Life-Changing Event

It was raining and we were laughing as we began our trek to the car. I was holding my coat up high over my head with one hand while the other held a cup of hot chocolate. When the light … Continue reading

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Grateful or Grinchful

One, two, three, GO. It’s how I feel about the holiday season. One day I’m noticing the leaves are just beginning to change colors, and the next I’m like, ‘Holy Smokes! I need to get moving!” It’s time to buy … Continue reading

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Finding My Silver Lining

I did not expect to lose it in the shower. I was fine before I got in. But as my hands gently scrubbed my scalp and my mind began to wander, I considered all the tasks I needed to get … Continue reading

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Learning to Spread Our Wings

  “Remember to ask your teacher about your project when you get to school,” I said.    “Why can’t you just email her?” she asked.  I could have, and the truth was, it would have been easier. “Because you need to … Continue reading

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