Tag Archives: Parenting

Maybe That’s Enough Joy

I caught myself staring across the street at the neighbor’s this afternoon. They have two teenagers—one girl, one boy. Nice family. The boy has even shoveled my driveway in the past, despite the fact I have called him by the … Continue reading

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Some See Super-Mom. Others See Super-Fail.

Motherhood is a wily creature. She’s tough to pin down, and can be awfully sneaky about how she brings you down. Although sleep deprivation seems to be her weapon of choice, I have also seen her utilize tantrums, lots and … Continue reading

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Five Lessons for my Sons

To my Sons: Life is Funny. Let God romance you throughout your life. Take advantage of every moment you find yourself smiling at the irony of life, always remembering that God’s hand played a role. He blesses you with many … Continue reading

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To my First-Born

We have had 20 months together. Just me and you… and sometimes dad, of course. In the short 20 months you have been my son, you have taught me more than I learned in the 25 years I had before … Continue reading

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To the Mom who Thinks She has Something to Prove

For those who regularly read my blog, you have most likely determined by now that my son can be a bit of a hellion, a renegade, a bruiser, a nutcase…You can pick whichever name you like, either way, he is … Continue reading

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A No-Nap Panic

The panic that ensues when you finally allow yourself–after weeks of utter denial–to entertain the notion that perhaps, just maybe, your 16-month old is phasing out his naps is unquestionably the most extreme form of trepidation.   Now, panic is … Continue reading

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If I Still Worked

If I still worked I would not lie in bed at night worrying about a catastrophic medical bill that sits strewn across my dining room table. Instead, I would have the health insurance of a teacher–also known as “the greatest … Continue reading

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