Tag Archives: Children

Parenting is an Exercise in Loving and Letting Go

One of the hardest things about parenting, in my opinion, is being able to constantly love your kids and then let them go.  I don’t just mean letting them go when they are grown up and move out.  I’m referring … Continue reading

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Loss and Understanding

Today I woke up to learn that a neighbor of our’s died of cancer.  Her kids are in 4th and 7th grade and her son is very close to my boys.  I’ve been so sad because they are a very … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Thanks

I’m thankful for the opportunity and challenge of being a mother.  I’m thankful that I grew up with a loving mother and that I have a chance to pay it forward.  I’m glad I get to feel the love of … Continue reading

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Politics- When Kids Behave and Adults Misbehave

This year’s presidential election has shown me things I never saw in previous elections.  Part of this is because I can see it through the eyes of my now school-age children.  The other reason is because I never saw so … Continue reading

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Soccer Dads

It’s soccer season for many of our kids and this takes a lot of family commitment.  Every weekend belongs partially to soccer and for some families there are weekday practices as well.  During my many hours on the field, I’ve … Continue reading

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Is my Inner Child Gone?

Yesterday at the park, I noticed a child rolling down a hill.  She laid herself flat on the grass, rolled all the way down then got up smiling and ran up to do it again.  My first reaction to this … Continue reading

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Parenting…not getting easier

So when the kids were babies, I used to wonder when things would get easier.  It was tough when they were so helpless and couldn’t do anything but cry to communicate.  There was constant nursing, diaper changes, carrying or at … Continue reading

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