Last week I met with a group of friends for coffee. As we gathered around a table full of cookies and lattes it was clear that one member of our group was not herself.
We settled in and listened as our friend shared with us her troubles. I can’t share the details of what my friend is going through, but I can attest to the fact that she is in a very serious situation which has left her feeling powerless. As we listened to her story, our hearts
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School days, school days, dear old golden rule days….yes, it’s that time again at our house. Over the course of two weeks four of our five children will begin a new school year. Graduate school, college, high school and junior high – and our oldest daughter will continue to do substitute teaching rather than work full time in order to allow her to join her husband, wherever he is stationed, upon his return from Bahrain.
Five kids, five different levels of schooling; we should be a well-educated family don’t
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It’s summer! While this fact comes with many good and wonderful things for us to enjoy, (For example: cookouts, camping trips, beach trips, vacation) it also comes with just as many things that can be incredibly overwhelming (For example: cookouts, camping trips, beach trips, vacation.)
Everywhere I turn there are people in my life who are approaching meltdown status due to an overloaded summer schedule.
One friend, who is a teacher and mom of two small children, is already counting the priceless days she has with her kids
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Last week I wrote about my family’s recent struggle with my husband being away from home and the difference a daddy makes in the lives of my girls.
As a result of this struggle, I’ve been thinking and praying about what I’m to do, as a mommy, to stand in the gap while my husband is away. How do I handle the tough mommy moments in a way that will leave both my heart and the hearts of my girls intact?
Because, so often, in
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