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Man looking up with an umbrella

“I want you to let go.” You. Me. You talking to me? I knew it. But what are you trying to say? Who do you think I am? I remember one of the first times that I was embarrassed that I didn’t know something. It was February and I was in the second grade. White…

Forgiveness Blooms

My four year old son, Desmond, told me that he would say the prayer for our lunch. He said he was “going to do the one we do at church with fire”. I raised my eyebrows and then bowed my head with him.  He started into the Lord’s Prayer with child-like accuracy and then came…

You get what you get and you don’t throw a fit!

          My heart broke 2 nights ago…I was sure that I was ruining my children’s lives… We were settled down in bed and the room had grown quiet. Dexter was fast asleep and Desmond says, through ever-increasing tears, “Mommy, I miss daddy when I’m with you. I miss daddy when I’m…

Snack Attack Strategies

When your toddlers turn up their noses at the usual snack fare it is time to turn up the creativity. I was skeptical but I knew I had to try to get my boys to eat better when they hit a picky streak. This is my latest creation. My first endeavor was less ambitious. Dexter…

Out of the mouths of babes…

This morning in the car on the way to daycare. Dexter: How can God make the snow stay? Me: You can ask Him to make it stay, but it might be time for the snow to go away. If the sun shines and it warms up then the snow will go away. Dexter: If the…

Puffed pancake

I made a puffed pancake today for the first time using a bisquick recipe. I liked it. My husband thought it was “alright”. My 2 year old hated it. I think he has an aversion to cinnamon. He protested that it was hot when his was barely warm.  He decided to eat bananas and cheese…