Category Archives: Parenting

Cry of help

  “MOMMY!”   Jilted in mid sentence, very deep in an e-book, I ran to see what the matter was. “I’m coming!”   “What’s wrong sweetie?”   “I have to pee.”   Ok, I have to admit, the tone of her yell was more like, “I’m having a bad dream”, but nonetheless, I went running. […]

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A trip to the Chateau

I had the opportunity, as did many Northern Kentuckians, to visit the sprawling mansion on Turkeyfoot Road.   I’ve driven by this house almost daily and have watched the Tim Burks team build it from scratch, so I was thrilled to see the inside of it.   Every May there is a collection of new […]

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Playing in Makeup

I got such a kick out of watching Sadie be mesmerized with her great-grandmother (Nene) applying her makeup. These pictures brought so many tender memories of me and my grandmother and makeup, not housed on roles of film, but in my heart.   I don’t know if Sadie and I are the only ones fascinated […]

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Recording a Moment

There are those days that give you special moments. Moments that you hope you don’t forget, but wonder if your mind can actually hold onto. That is why One Thousand Gifts struck such a nerve in so many people. The writer, Ann Voskamp presents an idea of recording these everyday moments. She calls them gifts. […]

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Anticipate a Gift

“Try and see a Mother preparing birthday or Christmas delights for her child-the while her Motherheart sings:  “Will she not love that? How she will love this!” and anticipates the rapture of her child, her own heart full of the tenderest joy. Where did the Mother learn all this preparation-joy? From Me-a faint echo this […]

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For Joy’s sake

So here’s the truth. I really don’t want to go through this Christmas season and miss the point. I don’t want to wear myself out with buying gifts, attending holiday events, traveling, baking cookies, making homemade things with my three year old, singing familiar songs, hosting recitals, and miss IT. I don’t want to miss […]

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