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Too Many Toys, Not Enough Spirit

We are blessed. Our family is super generous at Christmas time to our children. After years of saying, “No, it’s too much,” or “You don’t have to,” and “They really don’t need any more toys, ”I’ve discovered nobody listens. Does anyone else feel overwhelmed Christmas morning? Do you also have piles of new toys, clothes, […]

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The Power and Wisdom of the Older Woman

I’ve come to believe that there is some one missing from my life. That someone is a wiser, older woman. A woman who has raised her kids, but who can still remember the days of waking up in the middle of the night to feed an infant. The tired, lonely days of having a newborn. […]

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Done Having Babies

I’m done having babies. Much of my life, I’ve entertained the romantic notion that I’d have at least three children. I grew up the oldest of four kids in a home that was never quiet and you rarely had a moment to yourself. I imagined having my own full house, busy holidays with plenty of people […]

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Let’s Talk About Potty Training

I recently read this article and found it very encouraging, because the author’s experience potty training her son(s) is very similar to my own.  To all the moms who are in the midst of this particular battle, keep going.  Kids learn at different paces. So don’t be too hard on yourself if they don’t pick […]

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Three Favorite Family Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookies One weekend in college, a friend of mine returned after spending a few days at home. He brought with him some of the most delicious cookies that his mom had baked.  He shared some with me, and I immediately asked for the recipe.  I made some tweaks to it, and ended up with a […]

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