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Summer Parenting

How Summertime Can Motivate Us to Keep Our Eyes on the Goal of Parenting

Summer is here, and our thoughts and expectations go to what we long for summers to be: Sips of tea on a hot day— Sitting by the pool— Lingering in the evenings catching fireflies— Listening to thunderstorms roll through— Vacations— Good books to read— Summer concerts in the park— and Long lazy days. But too […]

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Hit and Run

Lessons from a Hit and Run

Last week on the way to the pool, the kids and I were rear-ended in a hit and run. Before you worry your pretty head, we are all fine and the minivan is still driveable though a little bruised. As I was climbing the hill a block from the pool, the cars in front of […]

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S-L-O-W-ing down: How to Live in the Moment and Forget the To-Do List

I’ve been exhausted for months now.  We moved houses. (Yes! I know…) With prepping for selling the house, then looking for houses, then packing, moving, unpacking, kids, chores, the kids’ numerous activities, working and basically staying alive, I’ve been overwhelmed beyond words. Physically, mentally & emotionally exhausted. My to-do list gets longer by the minute every […]

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A Reminder of Purpose Amidst Exhaustion

I stumbled off the plane delirious from emotional and physical exhaustion; poured myself into my car for the forty minute drive back to my sweet, very much missed children and husband. I pulled into the driveway as they exploded through our front door with exuberant screams of joy!! Their little arms enveloped me with tender […]

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Enough Excuses

Dulled by repetition, we hear the news with only semi-surprised horror. We see the all-too-regular imagery of children hiding under their desks and running from their school. We see the families hugging—some in relief, others in grief—around the school perimeter. With hard-to-admit shame, we experience another moment of “Thank God, it’s not my baby” gratitude. […]

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