That time of year is creeping ever closer. The buds are showing up on tree branches, the snow has melted away, the days and nights are getting milder...and enrollment season is just about upon us. Lord, help us all.  Admittedly...
My daughter starts middle school today.  I could tell you that, after more than a decade in youth ministry, my husband and I kinda know what to expect with this phase, and that’s true. I could tell you that my...
Picture it: It’s Thursday afternoon, and your kids are watching TV after school. It’s not quite time to get dinner started, so you take the moment of quiet to sit down and read a book. You’ve just gotten comfy and…what...
My Time is Coming

My Time is Coming

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My husband is the fun parent. I realized this a long time ago, but recently, I was doing dishes when I heard a lot of commotion coming from the bathtub. I sighed as I stopped what I was doing...
Bullying is defined as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) that involve(s) an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical,...
The Adoption Option

The Adoption Option

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2012 was a rough year for me. I faced cancer and inevitably the inability to have any more children. You can read more about here. I have two children of my own, one boy and one girl. I am...
I ran into you the other day at the grocery store. We both had buggies full of food and kids, lists of items needed crossed off on crumpled paper lists, and the usual distraction of being in public and...

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Mom’s Guide to the Smoky Mountain Airshow

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Here's our August 2022 updated tips for the Smoky Mountain Airshow coming in September 10th and 11th 2022.  There are things that happen in your...