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When Friendships Falter & How to Show Your Kids It’s Okay

When Friendships Falter & How to Show Your Kids It’s Okay

In my 41 years of being a girl, I have had to endure the coming and going of friends, sometimes even having to deal with dreaded “mean girls.” Being a minister’s daughter, we moved a lot and I was always having to make new friends. Most of the time, I was trying to prove that(…)

Celebrating Wrinkles

Today, I turn 41 and I’m celebrating the blessing of wrinkles. I explain in my video blog why. Celebrating My Wrinkles What are you celebrating most in your life right now?

Summer of Surf and 3 Reasons Your Boys Need Mentors

Summer of Surf and 3 Reasons Your Boys Need Mentors

This summer, my son has really excelled in his surf ability. It amazes me to watch what he can do on a surfboard. My husband, Andy, has been able to take him out more but something awesome has happened too. Some wonderful surf mentors in our church have connected with him. As a parent, I(…)

Paco, the roof dog, and reasons why you don’t leave boys alone

Paco, the roof dog, and reasons why you don’t leave boys alone

One of the joys of being able to work from home is that you are there when the kids have a day off from school. They can plan a huge sleepover and then everyone is entertained the next morning while you work. The only thing that throws a hitch into your golden plan is the(…)

Do you sometimes feel like these parents?

Do you sometimes feel like these parents?

I’m sure you all can relate to these two parents. How many times have you listened to Frozen in the last six months? I love their lip syncing and it is so much better than Andy’s version, which involves singing (he’s been banned). What’s even funnier is the kid in the backseat. She has no(…)

What to do when Shaggy moves in

What to do when Shaggy moves in

Recently, my son was talking to Andy and I and his voice gave a wicked crack.  Like crazy crack where we were secretly snickering and having flashbacks to that Brady episode where Peter’s voice changed.  Thank goodness we don’t have a family band or we would have been writing  music for  “I’m Shaggy and I(…)

The Importance of the kitchen table

The Importance of the kitchen table

I didn’t grow up eating dinner every night around the kitchen table with my family and neither did my husband. It wasn’t stressed so much and we don’t seem to have the closeness now with our siblings as we would like. Maybe that is why we are so adamant about making sure that every night(…)

Snow Day

Snow Day

As a kid, nothing is more exciting than finding out you have a snow day (or where we live a hurricane). I have to admit, it’s pretty exciting for me too. Even though I’m a working mom and business owner who needs a snow day like a hole in the head, I get excited too.(…)

Here we go

Here we go

Next month, I’ll be  a mom for 15 years. My sweet first born son, Drew, has been our guinea pig kid. Do you call your first born by such a sweet name? We started calling him that after our fourth child arrived and he would would ask us silly questions like why was he the(…)

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