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44 Things We’ve Said to Our Kids to Get Them to Eat

I still roll my eyes when I remember the pediatrician – not our regular doctor – who questioned what, and how much, we were feeding our 18 month old son. Truett was in the 30th percentile or so for weight and average height. This boy was – and still is – s-k-i-n-n-y. read more

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Choosing Love

Can I ask you something personal? How many times have you fallen in love? Once? Twice? One thousand times and counting? A little more than fifteen years into marriage, I’ve learned that once the newness wears off, love is not a hapless romantic fall into love, rather it is a powerful conscious cho read more

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Not Too Busy To Care

I’m a busy mom, and I don’t make a point of watching the news every day. When the telly is on at our house you’re likely to see parades of princesses, talking trains and singing mermaids in lieu of global news coverage, and I’m alright with that. Sometimes, though, national or worldwide even read more

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Slow Down, Ma'am

This morning, I found myself on the wrong side of the law, and lacking the necessary documentation to back up my right to be behind the wheel of my car. That’s right, ladies – I started my morning with a friendly chat with a local policeman. read more

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Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl

My big girl turned five this week. While I watched her eyes light up as she opened her birthday gifts, I thought about all of the gifts she has given me in the five years + gestation we’ve been together. read more