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Happily impractical

The most practical thing to do tonight would have been to put all the kids down at their regular bedtime in order to insure the most amount of sleep and avoid unnecessary moodiness come morning. 114 more words

Fathers Perspective on Daughters vs. Sons

Adding to my misery growing up was my non-debatable presence at my sister’s weekend horseshows.  In case you have never attended a horseshow, it’s THE worst spectator sport on earth. 611 more words


Hello, I Believe We've Met?

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.”

- C.S. Lewis

Happiness. That has been a focus of mine over the last 2 years.

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PARENTS INTUITION When you think something is wrong with your child, but the doctor’s disagree.

You hold your newborn for the first time and you realize something’s wrong.  The doctors and nurses state that “You’re just a new mother/father, don’t worry, nothing’s wrong,” but you, the parent, know differently.    896 more words


Step by Step: Learning to Enjoy the Journey

I don’t travel well. It’s getting from point A to point B that derails me. If I could just snap my fingers and arrive in Paris… perfect! 274 more words

Word Weaver

The world HAS changed for the better

Tonight my family and I watched a couple of episodes of season 5 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My daughter has really gotten into it, and it has led to many interesting conversations about how to treat other people, relationships, and the reality of vampires, not to mention the fascination I have with seeing which pop culture references she understands. 376 more words


Childlike Faith

Me: Sigh. Not sure I made the right choice just now.
Child: Mom, it’s fine. Whatever happens, it’s how it’s supposed to be.
Me: I might have just made a really bad business decision. 248 more words

365 Days Of Gratitude