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Confessions of a People-Pleasing, Recognition-Desiring Momma

“I think I might get the Sunshine Award tomorrow,” Micah, my third-grader, informs me one evening recently. My heart sinks. I happen to know that if he was the recipient of this award, I would already have been contacted by … Continue reading

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Taking in the Weather

I woke up the morning of the election only to discover that I didn’t know who I was going to vote for that day. This is a scary confession for me to make.  Scary because some people may have judgmental reactions to this.  … Continue reading

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Cool, Awesome, Amazing, Talented

I smile as I look at the poster eight-year-old Kiersten has made on her own in the basement, and which I have now displayed proudly on “her” wall in our kitchen nook:  “All About Me!” it reads at the top.  … Continue reading

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I’m Something Special

From my mom’s book, Keep These Things ~ Ponder Them in Your Heart: Kimberly and I sit on the wicker sofa watching the Muppets on television.  Kermit the Frog sings, “It’s not easy being green.”  He goes on to reflect … Continue reading

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The Story of Sea Glass…The Story of Me

I love sea glass.  I love its beauty, I love the mystery of what it was, I love the journey of its becoming what it is, and I love what it symbolizes to me. Sea glass is a broken piece … Continue reading

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Keeping These Things…

I am not my mother.  Yet, I am my mother’s daughter.  I can make a list of ways in which I am different from my mom.  Interests, personality traits, choices I’ve made.  At the same time, I can make a … Continue reading

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