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Finding Joy in the Teen Years

Finding Joy in the Teen Years

I recently Googled “parenting teens” just to see what would come up. To my complete lack of surprise, here are some of the articles that popped up on the first page: Dealing with Difficult Teens 5 Mistakes Parents Make with Teens A Parent’s Guide to […]

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

A Letter to My Kids: School Shootings

Hey, Kiddos: Wow.  The last time I wrote to you all here on the blog was back in August when all the craziness went down in Charlottesville.  I wish I had better things to write about now, but you all know what happened past week.  […]

Finding My Marching Orders in Psalm 37

Finding My Marching Orders in Psalm 37

I am not unused to seeing my name in the Bible.  The story of the Visitation when Mary travels to be with Elizabeth during her pregnancy is one of my favorites.  I knew that Mary, Martha, and Lazarus were from Bethany.  And I’d heard or […]

Friday Five, vol. 8

Friday Five, vol. 8

Hey hey, y’all!  To those of you who are new around here, welcome!  To those of you who’ve been hanging around for a while, welcome back.  Glad you’re here! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve posted a Friday Five, so this one is going […]

Friday Five, vol. 7

Friday Five, vol. 7

Edition: This Summer Has Kicked My Butt Honestly, what started off as an amazing summer with a lot to look forward to has turned into a summer I will be glad to see come to an end. Sure, there have been high points, but there […]

Friday Five, vol. 6

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. I realize I have been delinquent in my Friday Fives. So, maybe, this will be a more random thing. Who knows? We’re growing. We’re evolving. Gotta stay on our toes, ya know. OK, so in no particular order… #1. […]

The Wonder of Wonder Woman

The Wonder of Wonder Woman

True confessions… I am not a huge fan of superhero movies.  In fact, unless it can’t be helped (i.e., a teenage boy is sick and is binge-watching Avengers in the family room), I pretty much avoid them like the plague. Enter Gal Gadot and Patty […]

Friday Five, vol. 5

Friday Five, vol. 5

It’s that time again!  Time for a glimpse into our crazy family for a roundup of some Instagram-ness from the last week.  It was dance-recital-palooza last weekend, so I really could’ve posted about a hundred pictures from that, but I’ll spare you.  Here goes!   […]

Friday Five, vol. 4

Friday Five, vol. 4

Whoooo-eeeee! This has been quite a week. I can hardly believe it’s been a week already! But that also means that the first week of summer vacation is done and we’ve all survived. Virtual fistbumps all around!!! So, here’s a quick look at the last […]

Friday Five, vol. 2 & 3

Friday Five, vol. 2 & 3

Hey, y’all!  So, yeah.  Two weeks ago, I started this Friday Five thing and thought it would be a super fun addition to the blog. Then I went on vacation. So, this week’s Instagram roundup will cover not just one week, but two!  Lucky you!! […]