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My Mom Will Feed You!

I was reminded yesterday of one of my kids’ favorite lines:  “My mom will feed you!”  All I have to do is think about it, and I smile!  One particular…

The Gift of Compassion

The most important gift we are giving our children this year won’t fit under the tree.  It can’t be wrapped nor can it be opened in one day.  This gift…

The Power of The Selfless Unemployed

A few days ago, I spoke to a group called C3G that exists to help job-seekers in the Atlanta area network and support one another. I do a lot of corporate…

Could Your Husband be a Mentor?

We, as moms, do so much for others that sometimes we find it difficult to ask for help ourselves when we need it. I think this mom trait is even…

When V-Day is D-Day

“I hate Valentine’s Day,” the middle-aged woman sadly shared with me. “Why?” I responded. “At my office, I have to spend the entire day watching the other women receive flowers…

Where is Home?

I just returned from a glorious week stateside. I got to travel all alone to my home. I am from small-town Texas. I love it. I got to go to…

Autism and the Pumpkin Patch and the Park (aka, Why Friends are Awesome)

The other day, Rachel and my other daughter had a day off of school, so I had the brilliant idea to take them to a pumpkin patch. I envisioned pictures…

Mom Tips to Build Volunteer Kids

Let’s volunteer! You know the old saying, “It is better to give than receive.” For many families, the best gifts they can give is the gift of themselves … through…

How to Help Teachers and Caregivers

Back-to-school nights, parent-teacher conferences, adjustments for some kids, a teacher who doesn’t click with your child, and Mom deluged with paperwork … does this sound like your house? Naturally, we…

How to Encourage the Parent of a Special Needs Child

As a mother of a child with autism, I face discouragement daily. But I’ve been blessed with wonderful friends and family who lift my spirits. I thought I’d pass along…

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