Category Archives: Family

Breaking the Code: The Secret to Effectively Communicating with a 10-Year-Old

~ “Rodger that. Over and out.” I said to my daughter as I completed the task of emptying the last of the household trash cans. Only a few more seconds squeaked by until I again heard the familiar loud buzz … Continue reading

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Where did the Busy Week(s) Go? {Edition 11, 12 & 13}

~ Two full weeks off from this blog… Wow. And with those weeks off, I’ve missed 3 busy-week posts… so let’s play a little catch-up, shall we? School Ended for a 2+ week break… and we celebrated being home together … Continue reading

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Parental Powers

~ “And the Angel was like SHAZAAM! you’re pregnant. Yep! Just hit her with some magic and was all like SHAZAAM!” ~ A student perspective (misunderstanding?) of how Mary became pregnant with Jesus (as written in our church’s hilarious Christmas … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go {Edition 10}

~ Really, this week was filled with a lot of things – in fact, way too many things. Monday was spent administering college final exams and grading until the wee hours of the night. Tuesday afternoon my daughter got sick. … Continue reading

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The Holiday Break-up

~ “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did not.” (additional adaptation) It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight, or that his head wasn’t screwed on … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go? {Edition 9}

Every Friday – that’s my goal – to share my busy week through pictures. This has become a lot of work such a labor of love and a great way to remember some of the better things that happened throughout … Continue reading

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The Magic of the Elf?

What could be more ridiculous than going shopping on Black Friday? Right?! I know… ridiculous. However, there was one item on sale that morning that I just had to have, so I decided to brave the crowds bright and early … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go? {Edition 8}

~ Well, THIS busy week started early… with Black Friday. Yes, rarely do I brave Black Friday BUT this year I had one item that I wanted and – what the heck! – I figured I get up at 5:45 … Continue reading

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There and Back {Part 2}

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The following is the second post of a two part reflection on my recent trip to Florida where I wrote my feelings on the way “there” and then again on the way “back.” In case you missed Part … Continue reading

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Where Did the Busy Week Go? {Edition 7}

Short and sweet – that is how this edition goes! If you read Monday’s post you will know that my husband and I took a much needed vacation last week… just the two of us! Our weekend was spent relaxing… … Continue reading

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