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08
Nov
2016

I remember a very full day and evening with Joey that ended with a nice ride home and a very cooperative time getting him changed and into bed. He literally flopped into bed like one of his Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls! And so did I! But what I realized is that I couldn’t have […]

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Grace Based Parenting, Inside Out

You must be “special people” to have a special child…  It’s a phrase that’s often said to us special needs parents, and I can only assume  it’s said with good intentions as an attempt to give us a compliment but, inside, I want to scream!!! I wish I were such a very special person that […]

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25
Nov
2015
Thanksgiving, family Matters, Grace Based Parenting

The fall season seems to be a mashup of Halloween and Christmas with Thanksgiving only a transition between the two. I want to get t-shirts made that say, “Happy Hallothankmas!” Thanksgiving is the least commercialized holiday. That’s why I think it’s an important holiday for families to put emphasis on. Its simplicity, introspection and grateful […]

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03
Mar
2014

Me and My Big Mouth

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Laura Petherbridge, Family Matters, Grace Based Parenting, Dr. Tim Kimmel, The Smart Stepmom

  “I couldn’t get into the pool or the shower today because they were so crowded,” I huffed to the administrator at my local gym. Before she could reply I stomped out the door.   Immediately, I was convicted. The little voice deep inside said, “Laura, you were extremely rude to that woman. You have […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Gratitude “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Let’s be honest here; life isn’t always easy. It’s not always easy to stay joyful, it’s not always easy to trust the Lord, and it’s definitely not always easy to […]

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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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25
Mar
2013

Teaching a lesson to Lucy, Aslan, the Christ figure in the C.S. Lewis story Prince Caspian says, “Why didn’t you come to me for help?” She responds, “I’m sorry, why didn’t you come in to save us like last time?” Aslan replies, “Things never happen the same way twice.” Perhaps you’ve learned as I have […]

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