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Bappy Hirthday Ari! (borrowed from Conner)

June 26, 1990, at 6:06 am, our lives changed forever in wonderful ways! July 29, 2017, at 4:00 pm, our lives will change forever in wonderful ways. Happiest of birthdays today Ariana! Because of you our lives are enriched in … Continue reading

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To the future generation… you’re on my mind

I’m no longer outraged by Trump. Rather I’m consistently outraged and disillusioned with all those who continue to overlook, excuse, ignore, and enable all he is doing to undermine our republic. I’ve always been a political moderate, and I have … Continue reading

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Happiest of Birthdays!!! **29**

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I am so grateful for you, and thrilled to see and know the person you have become. You are a talented, compassionate, intelligent woman, capable of great empathy. < In a world in which empathy is in … Continue reading

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On unexpected tears-

I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen my husband cry over the past 35 years. That is not to say he is void of emotion. He just doesn’t cry. That’s ok, because the rest … Continue reading

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On the life of Alli~

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLI! I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday, even though it was 28 years ago. Truly one of the best days of my life – the day I became a Mom. You started me … Continue reading

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On parenting & rolling the dice :)

A friend recently shared the article 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church – it’s a good article and worth the read, yet I still felt like something fell a teeny tiny bit flat. Clearly there is no perfect … Continue reading

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On Spanking… or not.

“While a violent expression of guidance could be gleaned from Proverbs 13:24, it is not in line with New Testament teaching.” a wonderful article by Kurt Willems When Violence Hits Home: “sparing the rod,” spanking, & peaceful parenting

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On In Earnest Magazine and ‘cracked pots’

I admire all the girls who contribute to this publication –  In Earnest. It’s an interesting and fun online magazine. Of course, one contributor in particular stands out to me. Check out their Mother’s Day tribute and see if you can … Continue reading

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On legacies ~ on Mother’s Day (almost)

Hey you three! Yeah you, Alexandra, Ariana & Samuel. This song came up on my playlist the other day and I became overwhelmed with gratitude that I was chosen to be your Mom. You may think it ‘cheesy’, but as I … Continue reading

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On daughters & birthday celebrations

Still relishing the memories from an all too quick weekend.  Ariana came home this weekend with her boyfriend Conner. They left their crazy schedules and tiny apartments to   come to Virginia and put all that International Culinary Center expertise … Continue reading

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