Category Archives: Parenting

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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Promote someone

Have you ever wondered why young children ask the same questions over and over? I find myself thinking I’ve already answered your question and explained the reasons involved, why are you asking again?   I had a thought that somewhere inside they just want to be seen and heard. Especially if they repeat themselves.   […]

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4 words

“Mama, I wanna help.”   This is the most heard phrase in our house right now. I know you are thinking, “how cute”, or “I wish those were the words I heard in my house.”   The truth is it is cute. The truth though at times it drives me crazy.     Sadie drags […]

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Busy but good

To say that October has been busy is the biggest understatement. We started off the month with a bang. My Dad gave away his last Goepper girl to a fine man. Wow, what an emotional weekend that was. Watching Sadie walk down the aisle hand in hand with her mini-groom was almost too much to […]

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