Category Archives: Challenges

Fabulous Family Fun

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

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Eczema and Baths

As many of you know, my daughter struggles with eczema. Sometimes we have it under control, and other times, it is out of control. This summer, it has gotten progressively worse, and I haven’t been able to figure out why. … Continue reading

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Children: The Challenge
Watch Your Tone of Voice

Tone of voice learnings from Children the Challenge

How long until school starts? No, not in hours, but for those of you who knew, this post is for you. Well, to tell the truth, I don’t know how many hours until school starts, but this post is really … Continue reading

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Free Babysitting

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

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Thoughts on the Olympics, Moms, and Greatness

even the Olympics are as great as you can be

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

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The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

Writing in a diary is a really strange experience for someone like me. Not only because I’ve never written anything before, but also because it seems to me that later on neither I nor anyone else will be interested in … Continue reading

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Summer Piano (or any instrument) Program

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

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A High School Grad
Don’t You Wish You Were ‘1 2 ?!

high school seniors walk onto field for graduation

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

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The Cost of Childhood: A Lesson in Perspective

Has this ever happened in your home? Your child does something they are SO proud of and you respond with “How could you use all the ______?” or “Honey, you just wasted all those ______.” or “Please be more careful! … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs A Time Out

My day starts off in a run. Wake up the kids. Make the pancakes. Pack the lunches. Sit down for breakfast. Pacifier in the babies mouth. Sit down again. Make more juice. Sit down again. Two bites in my mouth. … Continue reading

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