Category Archives: kids

If Mom Were Still Here

Today is a new day. One that for me, comes with a bit of pain. Because 3 years ago today my mother died. Life has never been the same since. But here is the good news: Though the day may … Continue reading

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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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Nothing Good Happens After Midnight and Other Lessons From My Youth

“…And you know what he said? He said, ‘It’s good to want, Tracy.’” I chuckled to myself at the memory. My daughter was less than impressed.  “I know, Mom. You’ve already told me this story…” Had I? I couldn’t remember. … 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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The Power of Accepting Change

The first day of school, captured from afar.  “Are you sure I can’t come?” I asked, “I know the other moms are coming…” My daughter simply shook her head, “No, Mom,” she said, “You don’t need to be there.” It … Continue reading

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How to Be A Better Mother

I just got back from a long weekend away with my girlfriends. Four glorious days with six of my friends: talking, laughing, eating, taking in the sun and walking the beach. It was glorious. A girlfriend getaway is something I … 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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Romance: It’s in the Eye of the Beholder

“4 out of 9?” said my husband, “And you posted my score on Facebook?” I giggled sheepishly, “yes, but I also said you were a good husband…” Okay, perhaps I hadn’t thought through my comment. I’d taken one of those … Continue reading

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