Category Archives: parenting

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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Advice for My Younger Friends…

photo courtesy of:  http://carmelharrington.com/2013/05/03/my-mind-says-im-in-my-20s-my-body-says-yeah-right/ How old are you again? What year were you born? Are you fifty yet? That’s what happens when you get old! Enough already. For all the years I’ve been a mother to children who could speak, … Continue reading

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Join the Club: When it’s Time to Pay It Forward

photo source: http://community.sparknotes.com/2010/08/19/blogging-wuthering-heights-part-10 The older woman looked down into the stroller and smiled, “How old is she?” “Eight weeks,” I answered. We went on to chat about babies and sleep and 2:00 am feedings while she rang up my clothing … Continue reading

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How I Keep My Memories Alive

  At first, I thought it was overkill. But now, I’m so glad she did it. Last weekend was my middle girl’s prom. A big ordeal for all teens everywhere, but an even bigger one for my girl. A girl … Continue reading

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The 4 Keys to Finding Patience

photo courtesy of: http://iheart7.com/2011/11/giving-children-their-privacy-nablopomo/ WE were at a stand off.  I wanted her to do it, and she was refusing.  Resolution was nowhere in sight.  So I gave up, because this week of all weeks is not the week to … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Middle School

photo source: http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/2013/01/08/the-middle-school-teen-brain-shift/ “Is there anything good about middle school?” Her question made me laugh.  I had to think quickly. “Of course!” I answered, “You’ll meet new friends, have more freedom, and you’re not stuck with the same teacher all … Continue reading

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