Category Archives: humor

Standing in the Middle of the Mess

She came down the stairs, a look of defeat on her face, “It feels like I’m not making any progress,” she said, “You can’t even tell I’ve done anything.” My oldest daughter is going to grad school and is moving … Continue reading

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

  If she were here, she’d have called me on the phone a month ago, asking me about my plans for Mother’s Day. I’d have said, “I don’t know Mom, I haven’t gotten there yet.” If she were here, she’d … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is…

Dear Santa, Hello from Indiana. I hope you and the Mrs. are well. How are the elves?  I’m hoping they aren’t too sleep-deprived during this last minute holiday rush in the workshop. I’m so excited that Christmas is just days … Continue reading

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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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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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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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5 Things To Remember When Facing a Challenge

  “What if I come in last?”  It was a valid question. I needed to answer carefully. “Well,” I began, “what if you don’t?” I could see the shift in her eyes, the change her in stance, as she considered … Continue reading

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How Paris Ruined Me

Once when my daughters were young, I had the opportunity to go to Paris with my mother and mother-in-law. Seeing Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur and the Louvre, the trip was nothing less than magical. Exploring the streets of Paris, walking … Continue reading

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Directionally Challenged

We’d been in the water for all of 90 seconds. “Wait,” I spit out, “you’re paddling the wrong way.” And then boom-before I knew it, before my muscle memory could recall how to navigate us out of the situation, my … Continue reading

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Fifteen Again

I was unsure of how the night would go, wondered who’d be there, questioned if I’d be capable of making small talk, after so many years. So I did what I sometimes do when I am driving and thinking and … Continue reading

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