Category Archives: Family

Dear Daughters

I have a new post up at my new blog and I invite you to review it at Ugly Pies and Crooked Hats.  Here’s an excerpt: “As I raked, cursing at the leaves and at my own guilt that propelled … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Gratitude, Life, Parenting

What I learned this week

Here’s what I learned this week as I was walking my feet to nubs back and forth and forth and back: Stark white walls can be a canvas inviting to the artist as they consider layering color over dreams if … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Life, Poems, Prayer

Flying a Kite

After writing last week’s post about my own self-induced slothfulness, youngest daughter and I got dressed and left the house long enough to gather less-than-healthy movie food and came back to watch “Saving Mr. Banks.” I knew the base premise … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

A common theme for my dreams is lost things. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who spends her nights searching for lost items and sometimes lost people. Last night was one of those nights, when I was searching … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Grace, Gratitude, Love, Prayer, Religion

Jumbled brains–not a breakfast recipe for hungry Zombies, sorry :(

The vertigo seems to have subsided, but in its wake (or the wake of the medicines), I’ve been left with dreams that wake, shake and haunt me. Nothing terrifying, and many I can’t remember once I am awake more than … Continue reading

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All the Difference

So, I need to state something very clearly: To Claus or Not to Claus is not the parenting hill I want to die defending.  Parents do different things for different reasons. Sometimes parents are inconsistent and irrational. Sometimes parents are just … Continue reading

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Giving what we want

I’m really grateful for all the attention my last blog post, “The Big Lie? Not hardly” has generated and the comments left there and on Facebook are thoughtful and kind. I haven’t commented back, yet, and I haven’t done so … Continue reading

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The Big Lie? Not hardly

On Facebook, Paul Oakely asked why parents tell children the Santa story and reveals that he was one of the kids on the playground who insisted there was no Santa. “Why would we ever choose to decieve our children?” he … Continue reading

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Magically Manageable

We leave for church in just over an hour. The community Thanksgiving feast is today and I have two pumpkin pies ready to go and there are sweet potatoes roasting in the oven. And they smell delicious.  I wish I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Food, Grace, Gratitude

Just asking

I don’t know that I have the answers, but I’ve been pondering some questions since my last post: what CAN we give our children so that they are able to be brave, creative and steadfast in the face of adversity? Is … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Parenting, Responsibility