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Babies & Toddlers

A Lesson from the Little Ones

My son John and his wife, Alysia, came for a week after Christmas with their four little ones, ages six and under. It was a chaotic, energetic, noisy, exhausting, and absolutely wonderful…

Go. To. BED.

One area of mothering I very clearly have yet to master is bedtime; my kids pop out like a jack-in-the-box. It does not help that by bedtime, I am actually…

One Small Solution to Stuff-itis

This week as I carted the new Christmas toys upstairs, contemplating where to store the new loot, I felt somewhat heavy and divided, as I have occasionally after Christmas. My children are…

Poised for Radical Love

She hurt me. To this day, sometimes when I think about her, fear folds itself around my chest. Though sometimes I have to choose to forgive her again, I believe…

Empty Stocking and Unopened Gifts

Christmas was quickly approaching five years ago, and the excitement was building in our household. But a part of my heart was missing, and a bit of sadness tinged my preparations. The…

Snowflake Cocoa

We have a new cold-weather favorite: Snowflake cocoa. Creamy white-chocolate bliss! I heat it and serve it from my slow cooker so it’s perfect for holiday gatherings. I prefer to sprinkle a little…

Embrace Messy Children … Really?

As I pulled away from school after dropping off my six-year-old grandson, I gave thanks to God that I am sill healthy and energetic enough to do this babysitting of…

Mom First … Professional When Able

I started my career as a paralegal at “‘the” law firm in south Florida. Our offices were located on the island of Palm Beach. I ended my career as the membership and marketing…

Mothering Melodrama

“Today is the worst day of my life!” This is the note I found etched into our Magna Doodle and left on the bottom step, so I wouldn’t miss it….

The Destruction Zone

My poor house. I pull out my vacuum cleaner, and it’s covered with stickers. Still don’t know which child did that. But those are sparkly stickers, different from the foam…

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