Tag Archives: family

Worth the wait

Incase we haven’t had coffee together or lunch, you may not know: I’m the 1st to admit, I‘ve had issues. Selfish, pigheaded issues! And so have my kids. They unfortunately inherited my genes- as all humans do- sinful, willful, stubborn … Continue reading

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What I got wrong.

That we needed to be perfect parents 🙏🏼 That if we did all the prescribed things, the kids would just fall in line 😂 That prayer was just for me🙏🏼 That Christmas was all about presents🎁 That coffee was just … Continue reading

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Dys-function-al

A sweet older woman complimented me recently on our large family saying, “It’s so nice to see a family that’s not dysfunctional these days.”  I nearly burst out laughing because we are definitely dysfunctional and are no way the model family by … Continue reading

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Wonderful Season of Life

Raising adult children is so… different. Different from when they were little- that’s for sure. They are not the little children that once needed me to tell them what to do. With our kids being 14-25 now, they have thoughts, plans, hopes … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

Yesterday I had a bit of a meltdown. Somewhere between the creative staging of each room of our house by a real estate photographer (which involved moving ALL personal items/knick-knacks off shelving), and the thought of keeping this home that … Continue reading

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Focusing My Mind

I run a big household and some days I am overwhelmingly distracted. There’s a cacophony of noise in my head, and the kids were beginning to think I’m a chronic daydreamer. They tell me, “You’re not listening, Mom.” They’re right, but I … Continue reading

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Interim

I am of that infamous group, the “sandwich generation” – ones caring for parents while still raising their own children. The longer we do this crazy blended living we more we run into others doing the same thing. I look at … Continue reading

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Tied Feet

Elizabeth Elliot used to say, “Children tie the mother’s feet.” -I’d like to add aging parents to that thought. I feel like I’m back at square one: constantly watching a wandering, curious. hungry, toddler, who needs help in the potty- … Continue reading

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Itch or No Itch!

Our family reunion was wonderful! All of my husband’s immediate family joined us. We had never tried a summer gathering before. Unfortunately, his parents were not able to get away as they are now caring for the great grandmother. Interesting … Continue reading

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Family Stew

My grandfather owned a house at the beach. Which meant that every summer, our family of cousins and other relatives squeezed-in together and enjoyed a few days in each other’s company. This tradition of vacation and family lasted long after my … Continue reading

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