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What is a Family?

My daughter Rebecca and I have been working for two months on a book about her daughter’s life.  Molly was born last summer in June and lived only seven days.  It was a…

Tears of Pain. Tears of Joy.

My sweet friend and I embraced and crumbled into tears. It took awhile for her to get there, but after our lengthy conversation about the suicide attempt of her teenage…

The Nerve — !

I’m a big chicken. You might, like me, be one of those moms who has a whole lot going on right now. But you’re kind of shocked at the nerve of…

From Pain to Perspective

I’ve had a rough couple of days. A girlfriend of many years said some really hurtful things to me which totally took me by surprise. I was so caught off…

Epic Fail Lunch Date

As I saw them enter the restaurant and take their seats I thought, Oh, how sweet. A mother taking her young son out on a lunch date! A few moments…

Dad, the Celebrity

I was all geared up. Convicted I needed to be more playful with my kids, I was taking them to an animated movie! The boys loved doing this; we would…

Epic Failure

Teenagers: so quick to voice their opinions. The other day my sweet daughter, upon observing a little mistake I made while preparing dinner, made one of her humorous quips, “Epic failure,”…

Bifocals and a Ponytail

In late August I’ll turn 60 which I know isn’t so terribly bad, but it does sound a lot older than 59. My daughter was quite shocked to realize that…

Gardening is Good for the Soul, Right?

Contrary to what the title suggests, I am no gardener, which would explain why my flower beds are overgrown with grass. As a mom, I have difficulty finding time or…

Cross-Cultural Empty Nesting

The empty nest isn’t just an American phenomenon. Today I met with a group of empty nest friends in Nairobi, Kenya. As I shared some of the discoveries that Barbara…

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