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The Message in the Mess

Lord, let Your Presence surround me like the overflow of toys filling my home.

Let me be reminded that You are here at every turn, in the same way I happen upon a Hot Wheel around every corner of my home. 124 more words


2632 — Universal Motivators: The Grand Design

Again, pardon the hubris for presuming to know what God intended. But this is the conclusion I draw from how humans have acted and reacted over the millennia. 149 more words

Dear Daughter

Tantrums are Contagious

I am sure Moms of younger kids will agree that tantrums are contagious but guess what for teens they are too!!! Yep fun fact, one kid has a melt down another will soon follow…all right maybe it is just at my house LOL… 873 more words


Week 3 of 52: Surrender to Crazy

It’s already halfway through January.  And while January 1st seemed peaceful and full of resolutions, I am sure by now, you have seen the very last shred of the once mile-long list disappear. 260 more words

And 2 Makes Crazy

I Have a Dream

What are your dreams for your child?

I’m inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream for his:

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” 289 more words


From Acorns to Oak Trees

I am a ‘to-do’ list kind of person. I like checklists and clearly articulated goals. It helps me stay focused  as I tend to ‘over-trade’ with my time. 602 more words


How To Have An Optimistic Family

“Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimists as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.” Martin E.P. Seligman

Are you an optimist, pessimist, or somewhere in the middle?  

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