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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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