My Own Little Saint

This week my husband, Mark, and I registered our daughter, Maddie, for high school. She is 100 percent ready. I am not. Maybe it’s the thought of my baby girl growing up. Or maybe it’s the still lingering questions the process has left me with. You see, for the past year, Maddie has been dead set...

Merry Christmas!

Well, it’s Christmas Day, and I’m still a few presents short. My Christmas cards will be late, and I have made no cookies. But you know what? It’s OK. It’s OK because, in spite of all that, it’s still Christmas. The past few weeks I’ve been listening to Christmas music to...

Are Your Priorities Straight?

One second. That’s all it takes to remind you exactly what your priorities are, or at least what they should be. I know. This past weekend, my dad fell. Not just any fall; he fell down my parents’ front porch steps…onto concrete. Oh, and did I mention he’s 78 years old? Luckily, his...

You Put the Peanut Butter Where?

When Mark and I first got married, we went through all the required classes. We even decided to go for the full Engaged Encounter weekend as opposed to the abbreviated one-day class. Come our wedding day, we thought we were set. Finances? Check. Number of children desired? Check. Extended family? Thoroughly...

102 Days ‘Til Christmas

Warning: shameless self-promotion ahead. The other day I was putting dates in my calendar for upcoming school events when it suddenly occurred to me that Christmas is just two months away. Every year I tell myself I’m going to start early. I’m not going to be rushed and stressed out about the...

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