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April, 2009 | Inspirational Parenting - Part 2

Splitting a doll

When our daughter was 5 years old, we started giving her a little allowance for cleaning up her room to get her used to the idea of money.  As soon as she ever got any money she would immediately want to go buy a stuffed animal (this is still true at age 8).  « Continue reading »

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My Daughter is a Riot!

Just a quick funny story that happened today.  I was wrestling around with my daughter this afternoon.  After a few minutes, we were just laying on the floor next to each other taking a break from the ultimate fighting/tickling tournament in which we were engaged when I asked her if she realized I had created a website on which I was telling stories about her.  « Continue reading »

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The Highlight Of My Week… Grocery Shopping?

The other day I took my daughter grocery shopping with me.  At first I thought it was going to be a “hurry up and finish” experience but it ended up being the highlight of my week.  « Continue reading »

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Smelly Toot…

One afternoon I was running errands with my 5 year old daughter.  We were in the car talking when all of a sudden an icky aroma permeated the air.  « Continue reading »

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The small and simple pleasure of motherhood.

Yesterday was a rough day with 3 little ones.  I was one tired mom with an independent 2 year old who wouldn’t cooperate all day and a 5 year old and 8 year old who fought all afternoon.  « Continue reading »

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Parenting can be a Tough Gig!

Parenting can be a tough gig!  It is a never-ending service project that can literally suck the very life from our worn out bodies.  And, unfortunately, the little sweeties we give our souls to are generally unable to perceive even the smallest hint of what we do for them.  It is a thankless job that often requires us to search deeply for the rewards.  « Continue reading »

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A Mother’s Smile

My first memories of my mother are as scattered as the leaves in an autumn breeze; always present but difficult to grasp. But one memory remains constant and accessible; her soft smile. She had a way of looking at you with such compassion as to calm the scariest dream or assuage the deepest hurt. She embodied love as I have come to understand it. She had a precious smile that was the source of so much peace and understanding. « Continue reading »

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A Child’s Heartfelt Prayer (Funny)!

My last few posts  have been a bit serious so I thought I would write something a little more light-hearted.  This is a story my mother often shared with me as a child.  It was one of the many humorous parenting stories she collected while we were young.  It reminds me how much we can learn from our children.  « Continue reading »

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