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My Love Is Enough

I’ve been struggling lately with this debilitating feeling that I’m doing it all wrong with this whole motherhood thing.  I can’t seem to get a schedule in place, I’m grouchy…

The Real Mother’s Day is Yet to Come

My first memories of Mother’s Day are sitting in church as a child as the minister recognized all the mothers. I remember them standing in recognition of their day. I also remember…

What’s in a MOM: How do we do the mommy balancing act?

“The juggler in the circus,” “A stay-at-home mom in the business of raising successful children,” “COM (Chief Operations Manager),” and my favorite, “Your Majesty.” The above resulted when I asked…

Being a Woman of Commitment

In high school, I took exactly one “shop” class to fill some gap in my schedule and get a break from more difficult classes. I signed up expecting little homework…

Evidence of a Life Well Lived

I recently had one of the most memorable experiences of my 32 years of life. I gathered with a dozen of my cousins and all my aunts and uncles in…

7 Tips for Pulling Out of a Slump

After the holidays have come and gone and the New Year’s resolve has worn thin, it’s easy to find yourself in a slump. You feel lethargic, unmotivated, and in a…

Put the Big Rocks in First

The kids watched attentively, wondering what would happen next. He needed to put the big rocks in first. My husband James was doing an object lesson at our elementary school…

Grandma’s Gift

Three years ago Grandma left this life at the age of 95. Some days I still feel the loss deeply, but I still have her gifts. When I was 2,…

Twas Christmastime

Twas the month of Christmas and all through the city People were crazy and not acting pretty. The traffic was clogged, the stores were all packed. The lines were so…

Holidays with Parents and In-laws: Let It Be Good

You’re into preparation mode-shopping, cooking, invitations, fundraisers, junk mail, Christmas cards, special parties. And this is above and beyond the regular stuff on your plate–sports teams, concerts, work deadlines, homework…

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