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The Amateur Theologian: Wrestling with Death and Grief

For some reason, I woke up just after midnight yesterday, as Resurrection Sunday began. Checking my phone, I saw that someone had texted me an hour before with news of our mutual friend, Steve, who had been battling ALS for … Continue reading

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The Amateur Theologian: Swearing

I have a like/hate relationship with swearing. Sometimes it just feels so d@mned appropriate. On the other hand, really hate hearing my kids cuss because it’s an in-your-face reminder of just how f#ck!n8 offensive it its. Oh, and good little … Continue reading

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Hummus High and the Coconut Slide

Not so long ago I had a pretty textbook “Laughing at Spilled Milk” day. All I wanted was to live a healthier lifestyle; Pinterest made it look so easy. Phase One: After I was diagnosed with Chronic Migraines and was … Continue reading

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Dear Me: Hold on to the Snuggle Days

Dear Me: For the past ten or so years I (older, wiser you) have longed to have some magic experience where I go back in time to when the children were small and get to mother them for just one … Continue reading

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Battle of the Bulge: Weeks 1 & 2

For two weeks now I’ve been trying a new diet: eat whatever you want, but always at a table without any form of entertainment.(And since this started I added that everything – including snacks – must be on a plate).  … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: The House of Horrors

My house isn’t working for me anymore. I don’t mean that I loath the layout or location; it has literally stopped working. Apparently, like some bitter middle aged woman, it is offended by the upgrades we have been forcing on … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: Hunting for Hardwoods

For eleven years (as long as we have lived in our house), Troy and I dreamed of replacing the stain magnet carpeting with hardwood floors.  While most people in our comfortably middle class neighborhood would have long ago whipped out … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: A Skyping Adventure

Oh my good golly, I just did my first ever Skype talk! Yes, a wonderful, beautiful, intelligent woman with fantastic taste found my website and invited me to speak for her MOMSNext group in Michigan. Ah, the wonders of the … Continue reading

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Dear Me: About Kindness, Part Two

Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.” – Evelyn Underhill “Love is Kind.” 1Corinthians 13:4 Dear Me, OK, last time we defined parental kindness by looking at what it is not: envious, boastful, proud, rude, selfish, easily angered and … Continue reading

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Dear Me, About Kids and Current Events…

Dear Me, Just to put your mind at ease, you do a really, really good job teaching your children the important things, like appreciation for old movies, how to floss and the importance of God in their lives. You kind … Continue reading

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