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Hero

Stephen received a handmade blanket and stuffed lion from the knitting group at our church.  He immediately took to the lion, stroking it when he was upset.  I told him when I was his age and I broke my arm, … Continue reading

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That’s not fair!

“Life’s not fair.  Didn’t your mamma teach you that?” My mother would ask whenever we protested that something was unfair. My twin sister was dubbed the “Family Fairness Monitor,” always on the lookout for any hint of unfairness.  My parents … Continue reading

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Flying Frontier

We recently bought plane tickets to visit Eric’s parents in Florida.  Frontier has a great deal on the flight….but you have to pay piecemeal for everything else you want.  EVERYTHING. “Ok….do we want to pay for our seats?”  Eric asked … Continue reading

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Why?

Because you let him get away with too much.  So you have to be harder on him.  But don’t be too hard on him because then he’ll feel unloved.  So make sure you hug him and tell him you love … Continue reading

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Grounded

Let’s be real: parenting isn’t all about cute pictures on Facebook and 10-steps-to-a-better-kid blog posts.  Sometimes you read the books, you go to the seminar–you even write the freakin’ advice, and then you still screw it all up.  And your … Continue reading

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Say Yes

“Mom, look at me Mom!”  Yelled Will, as he successfully pedaled his bike down the sidewalk. “Wow, good job buddy!”  I yelled, clapping my hands.  “Reid, would you like to try your pedal bike again?  You can do it too!” … Continue reading

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You know that lady….angry yelling mom?  You know, you saw her at Walmart last week.  You heard her shrill voice coming over the back fence in your neighborhood.  You heard her at preschool drop-off.  And then one afternoon, you realized….she … Continue reading

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