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12
Apr
2013
Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Darcy Kimmel, Disneyland, Minnie Mouse

One of the many cool things about being a grandparent is that you get to relive some of the more exciting parts of parenting. Tim and I recently took our two granddaughters to Disneyland for a few days. This was their Christmas gift from us and we decided to take them during their spring break. […]

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22
Mar
2013
Easter, Family Matters, Darcy Kimmel

Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Luke 19:38 As Easter approaches, we are coming to a most holy time of year. If Christmas is the bow and wrappings of our faith then Easter is what’s inside the package. Somehow though, Easter doesn’t get the same billing as Christmas. Yes, […]

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15
Mar
2013

A Mother’s Guilt

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MothersGuilt

Mothers manufacture a lot of guilt, especially when it comes to making sure their kids are prepared to face the big, scary world. I experienced this a lot as my kids were getting ready to leave the nest. I would go through a mental checklist. Did they know how to: Handle a credit card Wash […]

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20
Feb
2013

Hospitality: Three Easy Steps

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lady in curlers

Does the thought of having people over give you hives? Do you start a panic attack when you envision an event at your home?   Hold the cortisone cream and take a deep breath. Help is on the way. With these three easy steps, I’ll have you channeling Martha Stewart and looking better than she […]

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fire truck

Thinking of our 6’ 4” son as a little boy might seem like a stretch. But Colt was at one time a rough and tumble bundle of energy and cow licks – bruises and scrapes everywhere you looked. As the youngest of four, he was not to be deterred from doing everything his siblings did […]

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lovedarcy

It was one of those rare times when I got to pick Lydia, our grand daughter, up from school. You talk about a boost to the ego! She squealed my name, gave me a huge hug and handed me her lunch box stuffed full of papers and projects. As I strapped her into her booster […]

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lovedarcy

Every year we gather our four children, their spouses and our grandchildren together for a week of family vacation. It’s one of the most ambitious scheduling feats we ever attempt, but it is always worth it. Of course as parents and grandparents, there is such a feeling of contentment and gratitude as we are able […]

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09
Aug
2012

Olympic Parents

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olympic parents

I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say that parenting is about as close to an Olympic sport as us non-professional athletes get. Think about it…. Parenting takes unwavering commitment, months of preparation, years of practice, lots of sweat and tears and involves a reward that may or may not come immediately. You […]

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16
Jul
2012
be careful what you wish for

Do you ever secretly (or not so secretly) long for a different stage of life? Maybe you want to go back to being DINKS (dual income, no kids). Or perhaps you’d like to return to the days of one child instead of four. Or just possibly you’d like to experience life without: Diapers Two year […]

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02
Jul
2012

Holy #@!&x*

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lovedarcy

When you’ve lived a few decades like I have, you’ve been around long enough to see trends in our culture. Some of these new leanings are really cool like dads changing more diapers and moms letting them. But some of these developments are a bit disturbing like reality shows that have nothing to do with […]

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