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Pull Your Own Happiness Wagon

You just got a new haircut (outfit, promotion at work, etc.) and you proudly walk around the next day waiting for all the positive, praise-filled comments.  Then…they never come.  Your husband, family members, or co-workers don’t seem to notice your drastic change or accomplishment at all.  Cue the negative self-talk and second guessing.   It’s […]

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Amazeum Summer Camp

My 8-year-old son recently had the opportunity to attend the Scott Family Amazeum’s Spring Break camp. He absolutely loved it! The camp provided more than just the chance to play in the awesome space that is the Amazeum. The children were encouraged to be creative, inventive, and to make new discoveries.   During his week […]

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Raising Boys: Pros and Cons

My parents raised five girls.  My older sister had three girls.  So when my husband and I heard the words “outdoor plumbing” at our 20-week ultrasound, we were over the moon.  We had prayed so hard to have a little boy, and our prayers had been answered.  I remember reaching over to hold my husband’s […]

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Dear Full-Time Working Mom…

Dear Full-Time Working Mom, I see you there.  You are the one arriving to work 30 seconds before you’d be considered late.  You’ve already done half a days work and it’s not even 8:00 am yet.  The kids have been dressed, fed breakfast, and dropped off at various different stops on your way to the […]

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What Your Kids Really Want This Holiday Season

If you’re like me, when mid-November rolls around you start looking at the calendar and mentally preparing for all the holiday “things” that are coming up in December.  Before the Thanksgiving turkey is even cleared from the table, you’ve committed to family Christmas card pictures, holiday work parties, school Christmas performances, and church events–all of […]

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