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Prayers at Bedtime … Anytime

I’d like to know what happened to those sweet little night-night times … those precious times of reading books, singing songs and saying prayers. Now it’s more like wailing and…

Am I Missing Something?

I’m in a rather funky place … and when I say funky I don’t mean some fun and crazy place where people dress with flair and the music is cranking….

How Childhood Forms Your Ideas of Family

Recently I was asked, “How did your childhood help you to form your ideas of marriage and what you needed to look for in a husband and father of your…

Making Messes Meaningful

Does anyone else have floors that could be considered fertile ground for science fair projects? I feel like I’m constantly cleaning but to no avail. I live with all these…

A Perfectly Imperfect Mother’s Day

One of the best Mother’s Days I ever had was spent at Chuck-E-Cheese. I know, I know … how in the world is that even possible? In all fairness, it…

My Window Is Closing

Several years ago, when I was going through foster parent training, I attended a class about parenting children in crisis. The speaker described how we each have a window of…

Will It Ever End?

It’s been almost four years since my husband left. In that time I’ve learned to forgive. It was a hard-fought battle to be sure. I knew forgiveness didn’t mean I…

Sweet Romance for a Single Mom

Romance is one of those words that feels like it should only be ascribed to the affection between a man and woman. It conjures up images of quiet pond-side picnics,…

My Single Mom Slippers

I really must be tired – from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet. Not only is my hair looking a bit limp lately, but my…

Grace Received – Grace Offered

I just did everything you are not supposed to do when disciplining a child. I’m too embarrassed to share what I said, did and felt. Suffice it to say, I…

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