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A Love Letter to My Children

Dear Children, This morning I think of you as I look about the kitchen. You are not here now, but there is evidence of you all around. Today there are more colorful additions to the normal food droppings that lie scattered on the floor. Construction paper hearts and colored pencil shavings accent the scrambled eggs. […]

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It’s Enough to Not Be Enough

Recently, a friend contacted me when an exchange student (scheduled to arrive in one week) suddenly had no Oregon host family. The student’s photo attached to the email smiled back at me, and after seeing him I couldn’t stop thinking about him. We had just spent the day moving houses, so my husband and I (crazily) […]

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Combating The Sanctimommy Movement

I can’t say when the Sanctimommy Movement started precisely, but it probably had a finger in the pie of parenting since the dawn of time. It’s understandable how it came to be with the age of the internet and unlimited access it provides to parenting resources. That whole “It Takes A Village” mentality is kind […]

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The Most Romantic Words My Husband Ever Said

It’s not “I love you,” “I do,” or “You’re the most wonderful woman in the world,” although it’s definitely nice to hear that.  The most romantic words my husband ever said came when we were watching a late-night talk show.  The host was teasing a newly-engaged celebrity that, “You know you’ll only ever get to […]

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