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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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The Day the Homeless Fed Me

There was no audible voice, no specific directive, just a nudge on my heart. But the nudge was strong; so strong I knew immediately what my answer would be: Yes. It took a week to commit, to finally answer the … Continue reading

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Finding Peace Involves Risk, an interview with Teri Ditslear

An Interview with Teri Ditslear; Wife, Mother, Pastor and “Fire-Starter”         As soon as I read the article in my local newspaper, I knew I had to get in touch with her.  You see, she and I … Continue reading

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Getting My Instant Fix

  “You can do Yoga! It says right here that yoga reduces inflammation!” I chuckle to myself, “Okay, well I better wait a few days for that.” My daughter is not convinced, “No, you can do it right now Mom, … 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 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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