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Behind the Medicine

I have not had a moment for a long time.  Even now, it will be short.  But since I have been away, I have had to start and adjust my son’s ADHD medication.  On top of many other obstacles, this is one of the hardest.  Simply because while he and I have support, it’s not from people we see every single day.  In our home.  And I am frustrated beyond belief. I am trying so hard to continue to encourage my son who, if you have a child with any kind of diagnosis along these lines, is not always very easy.  Will he react well or will the world fall apart?  Did he eat what he was supposed to or did he sneak something I won’t find out about for a week?  Should I worry that he wants to spend time alone?  My social butterfly?  Those are just in the first 10 minutes of him returning home from school.  Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

How many times do you meet someone and wonder how they have it all together?  Or how many times have you found yourself envious of what someone else has?  We have all done it, so it’s okay.  No lying needed.  No cover up required.  Doesn’t mean it happens all the time.  It is a moment in passing, especially if you are working on your walk with our Lord. Continue reading

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Really?

Oh joy.  It’s February.  Valentine’s Day.  I am behind on my cool mom stuff I always try to do.  I don’t have my décor up.  I am sure being sick the past 3 weeks may have something to do with it.  But I have the mom guilt.  If you are a mom, then you know what I mean.  Mom guilt makes no sense.  But we have it. Continue reading

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Your Not Getting Brownie Points

Let’s make it simple.  Stop telling your children to treat others better than you are choosing to treat them.  Stop telling them to follow the Golden Rule when you yourself show the opposite.  Guidance and redirection doesn’t have to be put downs and intentionally hurtful. Continue reading

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Children Learning Truth

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the ability to be honest.  To teach them that lying is a sin.  We are just going to call it what it is.  One of the things that seems to be hard to overcome is explaining good vs. evil. I suppose it depends on where your religious views lie Continue reading

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From The Hearts of Babes

This probably won’t be a very long post.  The picture says it all.  I try to incorporate God into every aspect of my children’s lives.  I am not perfect, I don’t claim to be.  Pretty sure I covered that already?  If not, then there you have it.  I may have seen a few squirrels. I do my best not to be judgmental, and if I have that human moment I am saved by the Holy Spirit kicking me in the face.  Really.  Sometimes we can all just be so stubborn. Continue reading

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Lift Them Up

As parents, we have some pretty tough moments.  Some come across tougher decisions that we never thought would fall into our lap.  Sometimes, things happen that are out of our control.  If we have never said it, we have all heard it.  “Life isn’t always fair.” Touché all of you generations that came before us.  We sucked cause until we grew up, we just didn’t get it.  But you knew that was going to happen too. Continue reading

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