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Tagged With: Ecclesiastes 3:1

Appreciating the Now

My older daughter is wearing a walking cast on her left foot. She’s had it for two weeks, and she’s ready for it to come off. Unfortunately for her, her foot isn’t quite ready to bear her weight all day. If you follow my blog at all, you know that both of my girls are … Continue reading »

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The Gift of Time

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I’m taking a blogging day off today. Enjoy this post from the archives. As you’re reading this, I’m probably shopping. Yep, I’m one of those crazy people who gets up at the crack of dawn and goes shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I love getting a good … Continue reading »

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Getting Ready for Summer (May Dinner Discussions)

My girls are counting down the days until school gets out. We have 17 days left. My girls dream of days of sleeping in, hanging out with friends and spending time at the pool. Summer is a precious gift. It’s time to relax without the constant schedules of hockey and soccer pulling at our time. It’s … Continue reading »

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The Gift of Time

As you’re reading this, I’m probably shopping. Yep, I’m one of those crazy people who gets up at the crack of dawn and goes shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I love getting a good bargain, but I mostly love spending the day hanging out with my mom and watching all the other crazy people. … Continue reading »

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The Value of No

My fingernails are a jagged, broken mess, and my toenails haven’t been painted in more than a month. I tell you this because it’s a sign of a mom living a life without margin. It takes less than five minutes to do either one of those things. Yet, I haven’t managed to scrape together 10 … Continue reading »

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Summer: Creating Opportunities to Teach

A couple of summers ago, my kids had a case of what the Berenstein Bears call the “gimmes.” You’ve all run into the “gimmes.” You walk into a store, and immediately your kids start saying “gimme this” or “gimme that.” It seemed as if my kids had turned into greedy children almost overnight. So, I … Continue reading »

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