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Single Mom, You Are Enough

“The clocks were striking midnight and the rooms were very still as a figure glided quietly from bed to bed, smoothing a coverlid here, settling a pillow there, and pausing to look long and tenderly at each unconscious face, to kiss each with lips that mutely blessed, and to pray the fervent prayers which only…

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Time to Fly

“It’s about a girl who is on the cusp of becoming someone.. A girl who may not know what she wants right now, and she may not know who she is right now, but who deserves the chance to find out.” –Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper “Mom, do you think you’re gonna make it through…

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Alarm Dog

“All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” -Charles M. Schulz “What is going on?” I come downstairs to our black Goldendoodle, Nala, in full- fledged Cujo mode at the front door. She is giving it her all:…

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Thanks, A lot

But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those early Pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that’s what they mean by ‘Thanksgiving,’ Charlie Brown. –Marcie A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving…

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This Hurts Me More…

“A child needs your love most when he deserves it least.” Erma Bombeck “Hey guys, today we’ve gotta do the lawn!” I yell upstairs as my teenagers begin to wake up last weekend. It seems like the more teenagery my kids get, the harder it is to wake up. But, this day they woke up…

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Families

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life A few weeks ago, as I was working at home, I saw a teeny bug wiggle across my desk. I’m not a majorly…

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Life in the Change

I don’t think I’d have been in such a hurry to reach adulthood if I’d known the whole thing was going to be ad-libbed. — Bill Watterson “Oh, why can’t I be graduated, yet?” Paisley asked as she slumped down on the couch holding her senior year class schedule in her hands. She is just…

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Reflections

“We’re taught to expect unconditional love from our parents, but I think it is more the gift our children give us. It’s they who love us helplessly, no matter what or who we are.” -Kathryn Harrison, The Kiss Not too long ago, I had to run into the store. It was just like every other…

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The Bounce Back Woman Is Here

Here it is! My first book…ever. I’m super excited to share this with you. The downloadable version is ready at Amazon.com. If you would like to actually have the book form, that will be available to order in a couple of days and you can start turning those pages. Also, check out keepthefaith.com to hear me…

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