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20
Aug
2015
ChildInTree

Being a mom brings out the absolute “protect and preserve” gene in all of us, which can be a great thing. But it can also be a not so great thing. Case in point: my need to over-protect and preserve my young son at all costs. Admittedly, this need was born out of concern because […]

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11
Jun
2015

A Mom, A Boy & An Airliner

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mom and boy

Mothers who exhibit extreme patience fill me with a strong desire to applaud them and even give them a big o bear hug – I want them to know they are my heroes. I recently was traveling on an airplane and upon nestling into my small seat and awaiting take off I could hear in […]

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31DOP_Day20

DAY 20 : DISCIPLINE “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do […]

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11
Dec
2014
Christmas Songs

{originally published in 2012}   I have been told more than once to stop singing CHRISTmas songs. Shocking, yes! Not quite so shocking when you realize I have been told that during the months of March, June and September. CHRISTmas time seems to just automatically fill me with joy, hope and peace. The entire month […]

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13
Nov
2014

Thank You Matters

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thank you matters

{originally published in 2012} I have long been a fan of Family Matters and not just because what I read on their website is so helpful, though that’s a great reason to be a fan! It’s also because I have met and hung out with Tim and Darcy and what I can tell you is […]

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21
Oct
2014
girlgoingtoschool

{originally published in 2011}   I remember when my son started the fourth grade I just knew something was up. I couldn’t quite place my finger on it, but I could see that he wasn’t quite himself. Then a few grades started coming in that were not normal for him. I went and met with […]

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20
May
2014

A Less Rules Summer

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a less rules summer

  Yes, I know every home needs rules to run smoothly, but come on…don’t you remember the thrill of summer when you were a kid?   I sure do.   I remember that giddy feeling of not having to study for three whole months and the promise of no schedules. (Yeah remember when summer break […]

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15
May
2014
driving

Have you seen what I have been seeing around town? Ten year olds with driver’s licenses! I still cannot quite figure out how it happened. I mean heck, they can barely see over the steering wheel. I think some of them have got to be using booster seats while driving. They look so grown up […]

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29
May
2013

Teach Not Demand

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teach not demand

She walked up to me smiling, “OK Mom, my room’s all done!  Come and see!”  I stepped away from my own chores and followed her bouncy little body into her room.  There she stood, grinning from ear to ear, I got her best Vanna White arm extension, followed by a wink of those big brown […]

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08
May
2013

Mom’s Busy May

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Optimism, Family Matters Blog, Grace Based Parenting, Mother's Day

  I don’t know about you, but for me May can be a crazy maker! It seems that school ramps up exponentially because anything and everything that has not gotten done needs to get done – from assignments to field trips! Add to that the graduation invitations, wedding invitations and finalizing the summer vacation plans […]

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