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Grumble The Weekend Away (or give your heart a re-set)

Something is in the air. The Saturday chores are taking longer to finish, the children are squabbling over breakfast and my coffee has lost its normal perk. There is always housework, and preparing for Sunday’s big meal. The chores,…

Please Pay Attention To Me (The Plea)

There she was.  Just like every morning, I could feel her head resting next to my hand, waiting for me to softly and slowly rub her head until she felt fully awake. Her eyes glow green in the early…

I Wish That I Could Protect You From… (Life)

Dear Child of Mine It is hard to tell you this.  I do not really have all of the answers you may seek as you grow up. I want you to remember that I wish I could protect you…

Dear Children, I Give You Permission To Dream

The border was yellow like the sun, and the words were in a fancy font, “Spread The Sunshine.”  Scattered polaroids were tacked around the middle with arrows pointing to those I would pray for next. While other teenagers were…

Your Calling Is To Be Present In Your Story

We were seated in the middle of a couple hundred folding chairs, under high ceilings built together with wooden beams, with windows opened around the perimeter to let the summer breeze bring any refreshment it could afford. My friends…

Progressive Parenting – Get Out Of The Comfy Chair

What DO we do when an older child, who has been trained in our home, requires some “correction?” We didn’t send her to the corner.  And we didn’t send her to her room.  In fact, we didn’t really do…