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To my son…

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Dear Son, The way you came up to me with $25.00 of your Christmas money in your hand, ready to give away… I wish you knew how proud I was of you. There you were, sick and feverish, spending the day home from school. But when you saw that commercial about St. Jude Children’s Hospital on TV, you got off the […] Read more…

Excited to be over at Mamapedia today!

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I’m excited to be featured over at MAMAPEDIA VOICES today – a great site for moms!   Stop over there to read my post, “Lessons from a 13-year-old’s bucket list”… My daughter started the summer by writing a bucket list of all the things she wants to do. I don’t know where she got the […] Read more…

Creating quality time by ignoring the clock

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*post originally published 2008 Last Saturday, when my daughter and I were out running errands, she climbed into the front of the car and with a huge smile on her face, stood up through the sunroof. “I’ve always wanted to do this!” she shouted, reaching her hands to the sky. Even though we weren’t moving […] Read more…

Separation Anxiety – At Home and Out of Sight

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Today for Mom-Monday, I wanted to share a great article by my friend Elizabeth Pantley, author of the No-Cry series of parenting books. For those of you who have kids who have experienced separation anxiety (and we all have at one point, right?), I know this article will be a big help! Separation Anxiety – […] Read more…

A Love That Shows

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There’s a sweet older couple I used to see walking near our neighborhood. Sometimes I’d see them in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon. They walked slow, and close together. They looked happy and in love. Every time I’d see them, I couldn’t help smiling. One time, as I watched the man gently hold onto the […] Read more…