Monthly Archives: December 2015

christmas tradition

Put together the family Christmas tradition of eating brunch in a fancy restaurant with having professional photographers in that family, and you get . . . . . . a photo session. But then what do you do when the … Continue reading

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one thing leads to another

Plumber Bob told us we needed a new kitchen faucet. Yep, we could see the time had come. So if we’re going to get a new faucet, we probably needed a new sink. And if we’re going to get a … Continue reading

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sewing

And here I thought sewing was a lost art. It certainly is lost on me, though I still know how to sew. In fact if I opened the closet door behind me you would see my sewing machine just waiting … Continue reading

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published!

Lookit! My friend Lisa McMinn wrote another book. She gave me the copy she’s holding, but you could buy your own HERE. Lisa also wrote Growing Strong Daughters and Walking Gently on the Earth and The Contented Soul. Others as well. … Continue reading

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stage fright

Will was excited for the day of his preschool’s Christmas program to arrive, and when it did he wasn’t sure he wanted to go after all. I arrived early and got an aisle seat, saving the rest of the pew … Continue reading

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a sixth home for the holidays

Too much was at stake to set only one alarm to wake us at 3 a.m. that day before Thanksgiving. All systems were go—but everything had to fall into place for the plan to work. We couldn’t afford a delayed … Continue reading

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dorothy’s match

To the casual bystander, this could be mistaken as just a bunch of diapers and formula. No big deal, right? Right—when we have the means to buy these supplies for our babies. Please understand—I’m not going for drama here. I’m … Continue reading

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