Tag Archives: raising kids

Raising a Warrior

I recognized the panicked shriek the moment I was startled awake. When my eyes opened, my 2-year old was standing at the side of my bed, arms out, eyes filled with tears. I thought a brief cuddle was all he … Continue reading

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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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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 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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To the Media: Shut Up.

Yesterday as I did dishes, my son spent an entire five minutes standing at a wide open garage door, looking out into the dark garage, considering the option of taking a step, stumbling down three flights of stairs, and landing … Continue reading

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Learning to Revel in the Chaos

I think I’ve talked about this before…but bear with me. It’s important.   My son’s absolute favorite thing to do is flop across my wet, newly-mopped floor. I say flop because he faceplants it within seconds of stepping off the … Continue reading

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I Work for a Dictator

I used to be a teacher and, believe me, it was not an easy job. I was employed by the school district, and my duties involved writing curriculum, planning lessons, correcting papers, entering grades, communicating with parents, dealing with behavior–I … Continue reading

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