Tag Archive: parenting

Apr 28

The Clothes Thief

This is no new information – kids are kids, and kids are messy. That’s all. Well, that’s all there is to the reality that kids ARE messy, loud, and high maintenance. So why do we have kids, anyway? Because some of us believe there is great value in family life, and that frequently includes kids. …

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Jul 15

“Give a Girl a Pair of Shoes”

  When I found this quote, and especially with this image, it reminded me of all that I have to be grateful for in my life. It reminded me of traveling to China the second time to bring Annie home, and how she has had to work so hard at everything she accomplishes. Including walking …

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Sep 26

I used to be Wonder Woman . . . .

Or so I thought. Apparently I was living in denial, or perhaps I was delusional, because it has become obvious that I am NOT Wonder Woman. At least not now. I might have been, once upon a time, but I’m beginning to doubt that fairy tale. But as I look around at all the young …

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Aug 07

Thursday Favorite Things: Encouraging Creativity in Children

Everyone is creative. We might not all feel like we are creative, but that depends on our definition of “creativity.” We aren’t all artists who paint pictures or design buildings or fashion sculptures. We aren’t all classical pianists or opera singers or violinists. We aren’t all writers or poets or composers. We aren’t all actors …

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Jan 10

A Tale of Two Mothers

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens  Any woman  who has been a mother for more than two or three minutes will tell you that motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened in her life. But about two or three minutes …

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Oct 16

In Other Words: “Mama, what should I do if . . . . “


Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7 In ‘Other’ Words, in the end we may not like what we reaped but it’s what we sowed. We need to start out right, picking the correct seeds. One of the most difficult things I …

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Oct 10

Wordless Wednesday: Too soon


Feb 07

In Other Words: Parenting . . . A Competitive Sport?


“Our problem is not a generation gap between adults and kids. Our problem is the gap between God and adults in order to reach our kids. ” ~ J Vernon Magee Again, the quote that has been chosen for this week’s In Other Words touches closely on a topic that has recently been in my thoughts. Having …

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Aug 11

Three Ways to Heal a Broken Heart

At the end of the day

Recently my heart has been heavy with the realization that women everywhere are hurting, struggling with anxiety, financial worries, broken relationships, health issues, fear about any number of things, parenting concerns, marriage distress . . . . and many of us are just worn out from all of the brokenness we see all around us. …

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Aug 08

Ruby for Women, August, 2011

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