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Valentine’s Day Boxes and Tired Moms

Moms. We love our kids. We are anxious. And we are ready to meddle.

Hey, Mama, I see you…

Hey, mama. I see you. You just rushed into work, late or almost late, and collapsed in your chair. You put on ¬†your makeup while sitting in traffic. You are … Continue reading Hey, Mama, I see you…

Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

This week I have driven one thousand miles in three afternoons without ever leaving the boundaries of my small town (or at least it feels like it). What I do … Continue reading Pain with a Purpose (and the perils of Spring sports season)

Living with Teens is Like…

Living with teens is like… Living with professional looters. And world-class hackers. It is like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day except instead of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania you go back … Continue reading Living with Teens is Like…

We Slay

I-65, the HOV lane. Rush hour. The windows were down on the Jeep in spite of the chill in air. We were on our way home after the cross country … Continue reading We Slay

Dear Gabby

Dear Gabby, I can’t imagine what it is like to have worked so hard for so long, and sacrificed so much to have a legion of people who have done … Continue reading Dear Gabby

Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post

My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in 5 days. I am stunned how quickly the last eighteen years have slipped through my fingers. Recently, the good people at … Continue reading Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post

Beautiful Imperfection

For just a moment, I remembered it- the image of my perfect life.  Manicured lawn.  My home- clutter free, clean, well decorated…serene.  Well-behaved, responsible children who are, you know, keeping … Continue reading Beautiful Imperfection

Dear Moms…

It is 5:37am and I am sitting on the porch waiting for my tea to kick in and my brain to get going so that I can do a bit … Continue reading Dear Moms…

Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

If I could hop into the Tardis with The Doctor and go back twenty years to give myself one piece of parenting advice, it would be this: Delight in your … Continue reading Hey, Dr. Who… I Need to Go Back to 1995

Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”

It is summer, the season of childhood bliss and parental…I suppose “misery” is too strong a word. I don’t know, maybe not.  I am looking around at all the other … Continue reading Why My Kids Are Afraid of the Word “Bored”

Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”

Alastor The Monster Mutt decided to greet the day at 5:00 a.m. this Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, one eye open, and shuffled into the bathroom to find … Continue reading Too Much of “The Pain”, Not Enough of the “I Love You”