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March 25, 2013
She Did It! Driver’s License Success!
My daughter passed her driver's license, and I survived the trauma of teaching her to...
March 23, 2013
Why Am I a… Jesus Follower?
Grace Biskie explains why she is a Jesus Follower.
March 21, 2013
How Facebook almost Broke Really Bad News: Technology’s Unintended Side-Effects
Pop died while my husband and I were out of town. How to tell the...
March 19, 2013
Still Mourning: Be Gentle
Dad died, but life goes on with no way to show the world the loss...
March 16, 2013
The Sibling Battle
I find that my kids respond to one another in similar ways that I respond...
March 11, 2013
Remembering my Father-in-Law
My father-in-law died Thursday, a couple weeks after I told him I loved him the...
March 09, 2013
Home has always been a struggle for me. When I was young it was plain...
March 06, 2013
Does God Care What College You Attend?
The “Does God have one college for me?” question’s remarkably similar to the “Is there...
March 04, 2013
Tonight I started on my 2012 taxes. You might think I’m so responsible—after all I’m...
March 02, 2013
The problem with being bare, is of course, that bare skin, bare wounds, bare feet...
February 27, 2013
Confessions of a Tiger Mom Failure
Several weeks ago, Ling and I attended our first college application orientation at her high...
February 25, 2013
How LL Bean Boots Mirror my Marriage
For his first official Christmas present, my soon-to-be fiancé gave me LL Bean snow boots. ...
February 18, 2013
Should I go to Saudi Arabia?
In April, my husband has the chance to get an all-expense paid trip to Riyadh,...
February 15, 2013
What I’ll Never Write About (But Sure Wish I Could)
I’m 3 months and 14 days away from mothering 3 official teenagers. Scary. In 3...
January 10, 2013
Anger, Laughter and Grace with Smushed Spanakopita
I’m 6 months away from having 3 teenagers, and boy do I feel it. Recently,...
January 03, 2013
New Years Resolutions–Don’t Eat these Ginger Molasses Cookies
Happy New Year Everyone!For those of you who read this blog regularly, you'll see I've...
December 06, 2012
Good News or Bad News?
Instagram by Lisa Calderon60 days after my last period and the day after I’d taken...
November 06, 2012
Dealing with Disappointment
Sometime in the very near future, half our country’s going to feel disappointment. You may...
October 17, 2012
Making “Special” Time
Back when Kai-Kai was born, my pediatrician told me I needed to have “special time” with...
October 11, 2012
What Top 5 Attributes Do You Want to Pass On?
Tonight Kai came home with a homework assignment and said I had to help. “I’ve...
October 04, 2012
Can You Take the Heat?
Before they married, Mama told Baba she wanted to raise her children as Christians. He...
September 26, 2012
Sex and Superglue: Talking with Kids in a Hook-Up Culture
I was a virgin when I got married at the ripe old age (back then)...
September 24, 2012
Fitbit How I Love Thee!
“You’re going to love this!!” Scott crowed when he got home, “This is going to...
September 19, 2012
Abandoning My Kids for Paris
The Eiffel Tower on 9/9 as I stood under it!Last week I did one of...
August 30, 2012
Why I Fail at Vacations
For the last five years or so, I’ve completely failed at vacationing. I get grumpy...
August 07, 2012
Wedded Bliss. . . And Misses. 19 Years and Counting
19 years ago today, Scott and I promised one another to love, honor, and cherish...
July 24, 2012
Why Photo Albums Almost Killed Me This Week
Today I’m incredibly sleep deprived because I’ve spent about 70 hours over the past 5...
July 12, 2012
The “Awe-ful” Weight of Responsibility
I have a new recurring nightmare. I’m supposed to teach some large gathering and I’ve...
July 05, 2012
Why We Need Women (and Others) in Leadership
This is the second of a series of reflections I’m writing based on Ann Marie...
July 03, 2012
The Problem with Having it All
This is the first of a series of reflections I’m writing based on Ann Marie...
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