What We Didn’t Expect

Lately, when I’m visiting with other parents, the common topic is how fast time is flying and how quickly our homes are emptying. How are they 18 already? How is he already off to college? How is it that our children are getting married? You’re a grandma? We used to chase toddlers and fill sippy…

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The Numbers are Dwindling

Yes, I’m dramatic and yes, I know some moms are thrilled to get to the empty nest. However, I’m not one of them. Believe it or not I think that might be the blessing of a bigger family.   Too Aware of Time You’d think it would be the opposite. You’d think after raising six…

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Lock Down and Slow Down

I planned on journaling every day during our shelter in place, but that hasn’t happened. I also planned on cleaning out closets, handing each child a stack of great literature to read, and reading some myself…also has not happened. Like most things in life, my pandemic stage is not turning out as planned. I am…

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Be Careful

My morning started with a bang, literally, as the garage door hit the front of my car on its way down. My son was in the driver’s seat and all I could muster out of my very sleepy mouth was, “Careful!” In his defense…careful of what? The poor guy probably felt helpless trying to assess…

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