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To Be More Joyful: Live in the Now

Thoughtful Child

This year marks the twentieth since I graduated from high school and moved away to college. Oh my! I had a very different picture of my future life back then. What’s funny is that I’m so much happier with the current state of things than I would have been if I had got the things […]

Meet Some Military Moms and Show Your Support

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While neither my husband nor I have ever served in the military, we have tremendous respect and appreciation for those who do and the families who support them. I know that “life as MOM” can be challenging, particularly if my husband works late hours or on weekends. I cannot imagine what it must be like […]

To Be More Joyful: Take a Time Out

I’m on a quest to be a more joyful mom. And while I am not one who counts the days to “get away” from her children, I do appreciate a few moments that are little quieter, a little simpler, a little more restful than the go-go-go that my regular days hold. Over the years, I’ve […]

Jesus is Why

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A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD – and he […]

Trials of Various Kinds

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Photo Source: Denis Defreyne If you keep up with me and my craziness on Facebook or on Twitter, you might already know that I’m dealing with my first (and I hope my last) mouse invasion. Not sure where he came from or when he checked into this fine establishment, but over the last few days, […]

Booking It! The July Update

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I’m hanging my head in shame this month. There’s just been so much going on that I haven’t been “booking it” as much as I thought I would. I started two books that I didn’t finish before they were due back at the library. I enjoyed the first third of My Life in France by […]

To Be More Joyful: Be a Yes Mom

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Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Ain’t that the truth? I don’t know about you, but for me, crabby can manifest itself in a […]

Sock Matching and the Mystery of the Lost Socks

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Where, oh where could their socks have gone? Where, oh where can they be? Singing the Sock Matching Blues Are you singing this song while you do laundry? I am. It’s an occupational hazard in “life as MOM.” Socks will go AWOL. I have this childhood memory of a huge duffle bag bulging with mismatched […]