Every child in my house seemed to be crying out in a crisis colliding at the same moment. My teenager came howling

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My four-year-old sat wailing on the living room floor. She was having a complete meltdown because she wanted to do two things

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“I didn’t make the team,” my oldest sighed as he climbed into the car after a long day of school and hopeful

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“Mommy,” my daughter exclaimed as she leaped into the minivan, “I was unable to eat my sandwich today because I found black

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I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be a mom lately. Actually, that’s not entirely true. My twenty-six

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August is back-to-school month for many, including the new freshman class for colleges. Although I have twelve times brought an entering college

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I’d like to explore what I have come to see as the absolute necessity of establishing a “second home” early on in

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In those final pushes, my midwife looks me square in the eyes and says, “Don’t forget to breathe!” Yes, yes . .

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As soon as the temperature reaches a degree above eighty, my kids declare it summer and jump in the pool. This usually

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When I was little, I loved riding in the car at night. I would try to catch a glimpse inside the houses

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During a visit to their grandparent’s home, my littles played tag in the backyard. After a long drive, they needed to burn

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I think many of us can agree that these last weeks in May are filled with great joy, hope, and anxiety. Joy

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Sitting in our home on Easter Eve, it felt anything but peaceful. My four-year-old missed the memo that we were going to

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At the edge of our kitchen counter sits a small, nondescript jar with strips of colored paper inside. But this is no

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It’s something we’ve all heard throughout our lives: “Trust God.” “God knows what he’s doing.” “Give everything to him.” Much easier said

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Just gotta love when the Lord tells you something using your own child’s mouth.  “Stop whining.” What?  “Stop whining.”  Andre and I

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I never wanted to live in the suburbs. I either wanted to live in the center of a bustling city like New

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“Motherhood’s monotony is clouding my joy,” I think to myself as I stand, unamused, over yet another load of dishes to wash. 

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He barreled up the stairs, running away from a sibling or cousin. The day had been long, lots of opening presents, lots

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Christmas break was an interesting experience for us this year. For the first time in a long time, all of my kids

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