Sleeping Through the Night

   Little Sebastian is old enough to be sleeping through the night—and he is no where near it!  He would start out in his crib, but wind up in our bed, and nurse off and on, all night.  I called it “an all night, all you can eat buffet.” 🙁   So, Ron and I have…

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Getting Good

    In family night prayers, Annie said, “Dear God, thank you for my family.  Please let us all get holy.  Please let us all get good.”     Says a girl who was in time-out three times that day!    Yes, Lord, please help her to get good.

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“On The Table Under The TV”

   After  looking for ten minutes for the remote, and eventually finding it on the kitchen counter (??!!!?!!), I had to tell the kids, “Can we PLEASE institute a rule by which everyone places the remote on the table under the TV, when finished using it?”     Mary giggled and said, “Ooops. that was…

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He Thinks I’m Funny

   My chiropractor thinks I’m funny.    He has been working on me for three years.  I see him regularly.  We are well acquainted.    Well, last month, I mentioned in passing that I had once thought about becoming a nun.  This BLEW THE MIND of this Dallas-fancy-pants man!  “YOU??  A NUN??”  That explained, I’m…

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I paid her a dollar

  I paid my daughter, Mary, a dollar today, because I yelled.  I really didn’t see the problem coming.  I had been in a great mood.  But the day got long and I was worn out.  But dinner time, as I was telling all the older kids to get dinner on the table, I was…

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My Mentor and Friend

It was so, so wonderful getting to be with my dear friend, Patricia, this past weekend.  She is a mentor to me, having taught me so much about family life and motherhood.  Oh, how I love her!

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“Savor It!”

   I went on retreat this past weekend.  In prayer, the powerful message came to me: “Savor it!’  Savor this time!  You have a tiny baby.  You have innocent, young children at your feet.  Enjoy every minute!”  That was a powerful message to me.  I often think about what I am not yet doing, what…

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Typing the Mom Way

   Did you know that, as a nursing Mom, I have learned to type with one hand??  But the really amazing part is that I can do it with both the right hand, and also with the left! 🙂   Ah, what we mothers can do!!

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Offer it up!

   Oh when days are hard, it can be so hard not to get down and miserable!  Yesterday, I tried SO HARD to stay chipper and offer the whole thing up–the baby’s fever, the child with a sore throat, the mess throughout the house, the lethargic homeschooling. . .    Finally I asked my mom…

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