Category Archives: parenting

BUT ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DOING IT . . .

“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.” C. S. Lewis I’ll bet you thought this was going to be a post about us becoming … Continue reading

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WHO IS THE PARENT?

When I was doing the parenting thing, I was often flying by the seat of my pants. Whoever thought up that phrase and what does it mean exactly? I couldn’t just let that one go by without a little research. … Continue reading

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RAISING CHILDREN CAN BE RISKY

I have vivid childhood memories. Some of them have been delected from my memory bank, but there are some that stand out more than others. There were the years living in a four story apartment building on the top floor. … Continue reading

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TIME FOR FAMILY BONDING

Maybe you think this past year and a half has been the perfect time to get back to family bonding. Some of you may protest that the whole bonding thing was overrated and you’ve had enough. Maybe your children are … Continue reading

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THINGS I WISH I HADN’T SAID AS A MOM

When it comes to Mother’s Day, I have a lot of regrets as to how I raised my children, but at the same time I thank God for helping me through the process. There were things I wish I had … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAD!

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him” My dad would be 101 today, but he went to heaven instead at the age of 61.  This giant of … Continue reading

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LITTLE BOYS

Yesterday I talked about little girls, so it’s only fair to give equal time to little boys. When I was pregnant with our second child, I didn’t know it would be a son. I had some apprehension about having a … Continue reading

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IT’S GORGEOUS GRANDMA DAY!

What do you remember about your grandma?  Was it her toothless smile or her sagging body?  Was it the many lines in her face and the way the skin on her arms jiggled and flapped?  Was it the cookies she … Continue reading

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WORLD TRAVELER

A little over a year ago, my grandson began an adventure of a lifetime.  After graduating from college, he made the decision to take a year to travel to South Korea and work as an English teacher.  The choice was … Continue reading

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FAMILY ROAD TRIPS

This image is close to what it looked like when we traveled with our young children.  Unlike today, maps are seldom used.  Instead we plug into a GPS or ask SIRI.  We included the family dog, because we couldn’t afford boarding, nor … Continue reading

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SUM, SUM, SUMMERTIME

We’re two thirds of the way through summer and this time of year always brings memories of family travels.  At the start of these adventures our kids were still quite young, so everything was exciting – like looking at the largest … Continue reading

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GIVE UP YOUR PHONE?

My name is Kathy and I’m a phone-aholic.  I’ve become part of the new generation.  I spend way too much time on my phone.  I never thought this would happen to me, but it has and now I’m going to … Continue reading

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I ATE MY DAUGHTER’S HOMEWORK

Funny things happen to me all the time. Either that or I’m not all there and everything just seems funny. My youngest daughter brought an assignment home to finish for her art class. It was made of paper mâché and … Continue reading

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FATHER’S DAY WEEK REWIND

Since Father’s Day is less than a week away, I thought I’d pull out some of my previous posts on the subject.  The following, “WHAT MAKES A GOOD FATHER,” was originally posted on 06/15/2017. Opinions about fatherhood have changed drastically over … Continue reading

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ON BEING A MOM

This time of year there are many platitudes floating around regarding motherhood and the fact that these wonderful people should be exalted to a pedestal. Being a mom is a life-changing, life-lasting and life-giving experience. It doesn’t end with the … Continue reading

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THROUGH OUR CHILDREN’S EYES

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON ATIMETOSHARE.ME 5/13/17 When children are young, they look to their parents as super heroes – men and women of steel – those who can make all their boo-boos better and dry their tears when they are hurting.  … Continue reading

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I’M ONLY A MOTHER . . .

Several years ago, I played the part of Albert Peterson’s mother in the play “Bye, Bye, Birdie.”  It was a dream role for me. I used my Jersey accent and every ounce of mother that was in me to portray … Continue reading

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ON BEING A MOTHER

Some years ago, I played the part of Mae Peterson, the domineering mother in “Bye Bye, Birdie” in a community theatre production.  At the time, my own kids were well beyond childhood, so I could relate somewhat to the character.  … Continue reading

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JOB DESCRIPTION – DAD

There are many experts on fatherhood and the best ways to approach the job, but it seems to me that God gives us all the answers we need in His Word. Parenting is mentioned countless times in the Bobe and the requirements are … Continue reading

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OUR CHRISTMAS ANGEL

45 years ago, I’d reached the end of my third pregnancy.  We were in the center of one of Wisconsin’s common snow storms.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before this little one would be born.  It took some time to wake my husband, … Continue reading

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