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The Gift of MOPS

I use to take MOPS for granted, not truly aware of the important role it played in my life as a mom. Kind of like a kid with parents. They may not think much of all they have because of … Continue reading

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Everyone Else Is Doing It…

“Mom, when can I get my own email?” eleven-year-old Kiersten asks me as I pick her up from school. “Not for a while, Kiersten,” I respond, never giving a specific age or timeline.  I’m not willing to be held to … Continue reading

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Who’s Influencing My Children?

As promised, here is the chapter on TV from my mom’s book.  I’m tempted to introduce it with lots of my own thoughts and convictions (and even confessions!) on the subject, but that would defeat the purpose of posting it.  It … Continue reading

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Play With Us!

“Mommy, come play with us!” Micah calls to me as I settle down with my book on the sidelines. We were at Kiersten’s basketball practice.  Normally I carpool with another mom; she takes the girls to practice and I pick them up.  … Continue reading

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Papa Panov and Advent

In the reading that our family follows for Advent, the second candle that we light is called the Bethlehem Candle, which “shines to show us that Christ came to us in the quiet of a stable in Bethlehem.”  So that week we focus on baby Jesus.  … Continue reading

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Savoring

Cherish the season of motherhood you’re in…whether babies, preschoolers, school age, or teens.  Unlike the seasons outside your window, the seasons of motherhood never return ~ except in our memories. ~ Mary Steinke (from Motherhood One Day at a Time:  … Continue reading

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Prayers of Women

As a mom, I’m often struck by symbols, reminders, and lessons for myself.  For example, discipline situations with my children often remind me of my own behaviors and “slow learning” in the context of my relationship with God.  Or, the … Continue reading

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