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A letter to our daughter-in-law

Dear sweet daughter-in-law,

You’re the calm to his crazy…the yellow light to his green.

You’re the planner of his perpetual parade.

You laugh at his jokes and deflect his teasing with giggles and grace. 61 more words


Infusing the Joy of Gratitude

When the Mini Men were tiny, I used to feel bionic if I got a shower before the day was over. Now, I think the shower is where I do my best listening to what the Lord has to impress on my heart. 1,448 more words

Stories Of Memories

Parenting an Introverted Child

As my husband and I sat on the beach soaking up the sun on one of our many family beach days, our son, Nathan, ten years old at the time, stood in line 25 yards away at the beachside hotdog stand. 907 more words


Turning Gimmie Opportunities into Giving Opportunities

There are so many things I get to teach The Mini Men that it’s kind of nice to know that I DON’T have to teach them some things. 1,263 more words

Stories Of Memories

Taggies and Nem Nem

Now, my children have these small, brightly coloured blankets called Taggies.  Originally, they were going to be Only For Bedtime but really, they are also for car journeys, plane trips, walks to the park and any time that they get a bit tired and upset. 197 more words


When I Am A MIL

Someday, I hope to be a mother-in-law. I hope my son and daughter find people who complete them, people to spend their lives with. And that makes me think about what my role will be. 435 more words

Little Man, Big World

I complain, mostly for comic effect, but occasionally sincerely, about the extremities of emotions displayed by my boys, who are 4 and 2. It can be overwhelming and exhausting at times trying to keep up. 651 more words