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I Wish You Teenagers

When my kids were little, we were so busy learning manners and basic life skills.  They needed continual guidance, correction, and care.  In many ways, despite the constant vigilance I had to keep, those were some of my best days.  Nothing beats observing a child explore the world around them.  I hoped they’d never grow […]

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Holding On To The Magic

We are 10 chapters away from the end. Seven books. Four years. Almost every night.  I started reading Harry Potter to my daughter shortly after her sixth birthday and she was immediatly obsessed. Now we are 10 chapters away from the end of book 7 and I am crying as I type this. Why? Because […]

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Just a Few Minutes

“Will you lay with me for a few minutes, Mama?” My daughter’s big hazel eyes implore me, and I resist the urge to sigh. There’s laundry that needs to be folded. I haven’t packed the lunches for tomorrow. After a restless night of sleep and a manic Monday at work, I want to be a […]

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Where did you go Mayberry?

A few days ago I was watching the news.  The news report seemed to be the same disturbing reports that we are all too accustomed to hearing.  It seems that good news has almost become non-existent.  This makes my heart ache for something that I had as a child, but especially, something that my granddaughters […]

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Are we adulting yet?

When will I grow up? I look at so many of you mommies and daddies and you seem so grown up. You really seem like you have this mature adult thing going for you. I thought that I would just naturally grow up once I became a parent. I mean, I was over 30 when […]

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