Parenting

Christmas Hiding Place

I’m not a fan of Christmas parties.  Or exchanging presents.  What can I say?  I’m an introvert and the thought of plastering a smile on my face and forcing my way through small talk (which I also hate) is brutal.  Making sure I give a socially acceptable response to a present I open is even worse.  Even if I love the gift, I’m not naturally emotionally expressive so it...
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Thankful

Tonight I’m thankful for people who do the right thing – especially when it’s hard.  I’m thankful for people willing to listen even when it hurts.  I’m grateful for people who stand up for truth even if it’s costly.  And I’m thankful for people who apologize for their part in creating a problem.  Thanks for doing the right thing and for encouraging me to do the same....
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Parenting

Back Porch

  When the day starts with a crying toddler at 1 am my desire for a do-over starts before it’s even light out.  And 16 meltdowns later I was still wishing for a do-over.  But today we did our meltdowns differently.  We ignored laundry day.  We both took a nap.  And as the temperature creeped up from 39 degrees to 73 we decided to be thankful – for warm...
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