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It's Not My Fault!

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”- Antoine de Saint-Expuery, The Little Prince “But, Mom, I don’t want to go to bed” said Louie. Now, let’s put this into perspective. This is the same 6-year-old boy that has just stayed up passed midnight the night before playing with his cousins,…

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Help!

“All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them. ” –Erma Bombeck “Eddie, wake up. Come on…it’s all over.” I said in the most nurturing voice that I was capable of mustering. I’m not great at those sweetsy voices.…

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Breaking the Bank

“This day had officially punched every hole in her crazy ticket.” –Kimberly Kincaid, Drawing the Line This cannot be happening. Not after the week that I’ve had. Just a couple of days ago my car starting making some weird car noise…..again. This is the second time this week this has happened! We have already put…

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Kindness From A Stranger

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu “I can’t wait for you to come with me on my field trip tomorrow, mom,” said Paisley as I tucked her into bed. “Me, too!” I said. I really was excited about…

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Sisters

“For there is no friend like a sister, In calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, To fetch one if one goes astray, To lift one if one totters down, To strengthen whilst one stands” -Christian Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems “Oh my gosh! They are in our club house!” I yelled. My…

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So Loved

“Faith don’t come in a bushel basket, Missy. It come one step at a time. Decide to trust Him for one little thing today, and before you know it, you find out He’s so trustworthy you be putting your whole life in His hands.” –Lynn Hustin, Candle in the Darkness “What? I’ve lost 15 pounds…

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Bad News

“The bad news is nothing lasts forever, the good news is nothing lasts forever.” –J. Cole I came home from a nighttime run to the drug store. I’d just received a phone call from my ex-husband telling me that he is going to be taken into jail the next morning. It was not a very…

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Here's What I'd Do

“We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk. And, we spend the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.”–Phyllis Diller This may sound super weird, but I love talking to people about their problems. I really don’t know what it is, but I just…

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My Best Friend's Wedding

As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. I hung up the phone with my best…

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Bumpy Ride

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.” –Corrie Ten Boom I am totally starving to death! I’m so hungry, I could literally eat anything….and I mean anything. I have spent the entire day drinking only clear liquids, and having the occasional banana popsicle and half of a bowl of orange…

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