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Category Archives: Finding a Balance
A few days ago, I posted about gaining a new perspective on housekeeping. After writing that, I started thinking that there should be a follow up. A Part 2. Because the opposite can happen as well. Let me explain. How … Continue reading
I passed by the local junior high school and saw their marquee emblazoned with the words Celebrate Differences Create Balance Strengthen Community When I read them, I immediately changed the words and thereby changed the meaning: Celebrate Differences Create Balance … Continue reading
My dear sister-in-law gave me a book a while ago titled Mitten Strings for God: Reflections for Mothers in a Hurry by Katrina Kenison. Being almost as busy as you are, I’ve been reading small bites of the book, which … Continue reading
I hope that all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I loved the chance to reflect on all of my wonderful blessings. It filled me and lifted me. How quickly, however, the feeling of gratitude can so easily be … Continue reading
I love family. Not just mine but the entire concept of family. Despite all its craziness, it’s the perfect environment for growth. Where else can imperfect people learn the skills to become great? (patience, forgiveness, listening, understanding, compassion, selflessness, and … Continue reading
Over the years I’ve found that one of my hardest challenges during the school year is finding babysitters during the day for my younger kids. My regular sitters are, of course, in school themselves and I feel bad always asking … Continue reading
Watching the opening ceremonies and the first events of the Olympics has been inspiring. One of my favorite moments was the clip with the Queen and her arrival into the stadium by parachute. I liked her stoicism and hearing that … Continue reading
My kids take piano lessons and I teach piano lessons. But, as our school year is coming to a close, all of us are becoming less motivated to have piano lessons over the summer. Together, we came up with a … Continue reading
I’ve been seeing that around lately. I can honestly say I do not wish I were a 2012 high school graduate, but I am really happy with the fact that I have one. Can you pick him out? That’s my … Continue reading