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My Valentine’s Day Breakdown

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m posting my embarrassing story of my Valentine’s Day breakdown again. I hope you all have a day filled with laughter and love! My Valentine’s Day Breakdown Valentine’s Day blew in with storm clouds the year the breakdown happened. In spite of the rainy morning that hinted things might be […] Read more…

The story about my son and the light bulbs

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I grab my purse off the counter and hurry toward the door. “Wait,” my ten-year-old says, coming down the stairs, a flashlight in his hands. I’ve gotta show you something.” His eyes are bright and he’s smiling. We’re running late for church, but he’s barefoot and his hair isn’t brushed yet. “I’ll meet you guys […] Read more…

The value of doing nothing…

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Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne I saw that Pooh quote and had to post it! (I’m preaching to myself here; slowing down is always something I’m working on!) I hope you all […] Read more…

How one woman’s comment made a difference for me…

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*Post previously published. Not long ago, frustrated by my picky eaters, I came up with a plan to help them try new foods: Every week, they’re responsible for going through our recipe books, picking out one meal each that they think sounds good, then being the head cook for that meal during the week. This plan has meant setting aside […] Read more…