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Author Archives: Lori

A Birthday Prayer for My 12-Year-Old

My younger daughter turns 12 tomorrow. I have no idea where the time has gone, but watching her grow up is one of the great joys of my life. This child has taught me so much. She has challenged me in ways I didn’t know I could be challenged. And she has always shown me … Continue reading »

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What Do You Need to Succeed?

I’ve been learning a lot about success from my older daughter this week. I wrote last week about how soccer has been a rough go this season. She changed coaches. She’s been hurt. She’s struggling to pick up everything new she needs to know to compete. And this weekend it all came to a head. … Continue reading »

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Everyday Truth: The Book

I’ve often been asked when I was going to write another book. The truth is I already had one written. That book you see at the top has been sitting on the back burner, just waiting its turn to be published. I’m not really sure why it took me so long to put it out … Continue reading »

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What a Girl Needs from Her Mom Review ($10 Family Christian Certificate Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a review copy of What a Girl Needs from Her Mom and an appreciation certificate from Family Christian. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. This post contains affiliate links. Somehow, I thought raising girls would be easy. After all, I was a little girl and a teenager once. I know … Continue reading »

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When Sports Aren’t Fun Anymore

My older daughter’s soccer team has had a rough start to the season. They have lost two games by a lot of goals. That’s made for some pretty grumpy Sunday afternoons around here. It’s been a rough sports year in this house. Our hockey season was something of a mess with my younger daughter. My … Continue reading »

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Nobody Told Me It Would Be Lonely

I’ve been told a lot of things about having a teenager. I was warned about the hormone swings. I was told about the attitude. I was given great advice about choosing my battles. But nobody told me it would be lonely. Nobody told me that many of my mom friends would go back to work … Continue reading »

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Do Over Review and Giveaway

I received an advance copy of Do Over from  Family Christian and an appreciation certificate in exchange for a fair and honest review of this book. The opinions contained in this review are my own. This post also contains affiliate links. I spend a lot of time in this space talking about my role as … Continue reading »

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Glimpses of the Future

My younger daughter was walking to the mailbox. She had on shorts, her hockey warm-up jacket and a St. Louis Blues hat with her hair in a pony tail. I looked at her and was overwhelmed by how much I love this young lady who is truly her own person. My older daughter was sitting … Continue reading »

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What Happens When Mom Has a Meltdown?

This post contains affiliate links. I had a big meltdown the other day. There was nothing big that started it. Just one more expectation placed on me by my family that become one expectation too many. And it took me two full days to work my way out of my funk. Because this life thing … Continue reading »

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Here, Let Me

A few Sundays ago, the crew and I tried a new eatery in town. We laughed. We cried. We bonded. Okay, okay, I exaggerate. We really just gorged ourselves with ridiculously good burgers that only one person refused to eat. And that, my friends, is what we like to call an “eating out” win. So … Continue reading »

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