Category Archives: parenting

THROUGH OUR CHILDREN’S EYES

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.  When they get older, the … Continue reading

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THANK GOD FOR MY DAUGHTERS

                                       AMY                                                             JOY Mothers who have had a profound impact on my life include my beautiful daughters.  When I became pregnant with our first, the doctor had me convinced I was going to have a boy.  There were no ultrasounds then, … Continue reading

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AM I A SECOND GUESSER?

Yesterday Brandon Adams at https://brandonjadams.com, wrote a great post about mothers that prompted me to respond.  My motherhood journey was much like the one he spoke about in “To The Mother Who Second Guesses Herself.” It seems from the day … Continue reading

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MY DAD’S MOM

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON MAY 8, 2014 BY ATIMETOSHARE.ME The second in a series about mothers who shaped my life. My paternal grandmother was a city lady.  She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen.  … Continue reading

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ON BEING A GRANDMA

  With Mother’s Day on the way I thought I’d repost a series I ran last year about special moms who have impacted my life.  This was originally posted May 7, 2016. My mother’s mom was the wife of a … Continue reading

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TEACHERS APPRECIATED

Since this is teacher appreciation week, I thought I’d talk about some of the teachers who influenced my life.  When I was in kindergarten, there was the kind, elderly, Mrs. Braham.  She was one of those very ample women, much like … Continue reading

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DRAMA!!!

(Photo of my little pirates last year.) Working with children has blessed me, but there are times when I wondered if anything got through to those little ones.  Teaching drama to K-4 children each week was a challenge  The chaos, the after school … Continue reading

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MIND WHAT YOU SAY TO YOUR KIDS

  Do you ever stop to think about things that were said to you when you were a kid?  The words we say can really impact them in one way or another, or at least conjure up ideas that go way … Continue reading

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PROM TIME

(This is my grandson, Josh, who will be graduating from high school next month.) Scrolling through Facebook, you can’t help but notice that it’s spring and young men’s fancies turn to thoughts of . . . well, uh, er, you … Continue reading

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GIRLY DAY

Yesterday I had the entire afternoon with my fourteen year old granddaughter.  I know the day will soon approach, when being with Grandma is no longer cool, so I will relish these moments before she moves onto that chapter in … Continue reading

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