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Our son’s senior year has begun.  A year I have jokingly referred to as a year of meeting deadlines and writing checks. There’s always a deadline looming and every deadline requires a check!  But in all seriousness, it’s already turning out to be a year of great reflection for me.  These years of schooling haven’t just […]

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As Summer winds down and the anticipation and excitement of going back to school begins, it can be nerve racking as well. There is a vulnerability in your kids, no matter how tough they may seem on the outside, that gets exposed when put into a new environment with new teachers, new classmates, new routines, […]

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When our children were small, Mom Ferrini used to say, “These are the best days of your life!” Those words resonated as many times as she sweetly repeated them and certainly every time we were up all night with one child or another, every time we had an extended stay with Joey in the hospital […]

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    It’s cliché to say, but clichés are often born out of a certain level of truth – the days are long (and the summer days are longer!), but the years are short.  And the years once they enter school speed up exponentially. My youngest is about to become a senior in high school.  A […]

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Now that school is out, Summer can also be known for the time of year families move. While long distance moves can be full of logistical details, all of that can pale in comparison to shepherding your kids through the emotional challenges of pulling up (and laying down) roots. Whether you’re moving across town or […]

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Teachers play a vital role in developing each one of us in and outside of the traditional classroom. We have all been shaped and molded by the help of a “teacher” at some point in our lives. We gathered some quotes for you to use during Teacher Appreciation Week and encourage you to write that special […]

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Dec
2017

God With Us

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New Years Eve.  1983. Central Tennessee.  It had been a silent night.  It was a quiet dawn.  Morning’s first rays slipped across the living room floor and climbed up the Christmas tree.  Prisms flashed from crystal ornaments and bathed the room in rainbows.  The Madonna stared down at her baby in the nativity scene hanging […]

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Life Punctuated, Edy Sutherland, Family Matters Blog, Dr. Tim Kimmel, Grace Based Parenting

  I desire to be clear in the message I convey to my children. How I punctuate each sentence as our story unfolds makes all the difference. Meaning can shift as simple as a comma moves in a sentence.   Observe the two sentences. Note the difference punctuation makes:   A woman, without her man, […]

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We go through a lot of feather dusters at our house. Our current one is made of brightly colored yellow, green, purple, and pink feathers. On Saturday mornings it looks like a flock of parrots flew through our family room. Dusting duty with a fun feather duster is one of the more coveted Saturday chores […]

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son, parenting, grace based parenting, family matters

  “WHAT SOCIAL LIFE!??!” …is what you might be asking if you’re the caregiver of one with special needs. We’ve asked it! The truth is…a social life is really difficult – for us and for our loved one.   We haven’t done research on this, but for our own life, personally, there have been few […]

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