Awakenings

Awakenings

Occasionally, I am overcome with a sense of shock and awe that my children are actually, really, truly growing up. Remember learning how to ride a bike? Unsteady. Wobbling. Falling. Skinned knees. Dad holding the bike, running beside. The bike is balanced. Dad has let...

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It’s a Crap Shoot

It’s a Crap Shoot

Tonight I stood at the counter folding clothes and waiting for my daughter to get home from a one act festival her theater group put on. She had won the lead in “Butterfly;” the story of a WWII Jewish child and survivor. I thought she did an amazing job. My husband...

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God Lives In Texas

God Lives In Texas

I'm Going Up a Yonder, a spiritual song, was beautifully performed by my daughter's fifth grade choir class today. She goes to public school... in Texas. The mother standing next to me leaned toward me smiling and said, “Only in Texas would you hear this song in...

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How to “win” EVERY fight with your spouse

How to “win” EVERY fight with your spouse

After sixteen years of marriage, I am virtually an expert on how to fight. If you too want to come out of all your disagreements a winner.. consider following these ten steps: 1. Feel sorry for yourself. You married an asshole. He doesn't understand you at all. He...

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My Nana Would Be Appalled

My Nana Would Be Appalled

Have you ever wondered what your grandparents think (or would think) about the way you raise your family? My Nana passed away eight years ago after she suffering with Alzheimer's for quite some time. I don't think she realized how much the world had changed and what...

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Take A Chance

Take A Chance

I was with a group of friends yesterday and one of them commented that they saw I had won a gift certificate through a Facebook contest. Another friend jumped in and said, “She wins EVERYTHING! It’s not fair ... I never win anything.” In all honesty, I do win quite a...

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The Choice to Assume Best Intentions

The Choice to Assume Best Intentions

Today I opened the front door for my own angry looking seven year old son. He rushed in without as much as a goodbye to his buddy who was standing on the sidewalk in front of our house. As he stormed past me he said, “Somebody hurt me!” This conversation ensued: Me:...

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How to Win Every Fight With Your Spouse

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