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June 29, 2012
College Tour Guides: A Brief Sociological Study
OK. I only have an N of 5.But we just finished our 2nd round of college...
June 22, 2012
My 12 year old pulled an all-nighter this week. Not because he’s working desperately on...
June 20, 2012
Boys’ Work and Dead Chipmunks
I’m a hypocrite.As a Biblical feminist who writes, speaks and teaches about women’s equal call...
June 19, 2012
Kids’ Cooking Class
As someone who likes to start things (but not always finish them) each summer I...
June 15, 2012
Bored and Summer Vacation’s Just Begun
“I’m bored,” said my 12 year old son.About 200 times.My kids have been out of...
June 13, 2012
MacTuan’s Index on a Pool Party
Notice the murky pool--not safe with a gazillion hormonalteens! Some Stats on Yesterday's Pool Party# of...
June 12, 2012
Last Day of School Pool Party–What was I Thinking???
"How many kids can I invite to the pool party?" Ling asked over the phone...
June 07, 2012
My Theology of Parenting or Why I Gave up Being God
BK (before kids) I met 2 women with vastly differing parenting styles, both of whom...
June 06, 2012
Why I Write
I recently attended a writer’s luncheon at my church, where we were given the assignment...
June 05, 2012
The Connections Around Tomato Soup
In the midst of reflecting on the reunion/college tours of last week (click here and...
June 01, 2012
Driving with my Daughter for the 1st time
Ling's had her learner’s permit for a whole 12 days. I avoided driving with her...
May 31, 2012
Regret–What a Waste
There’s nothing like a college reunion to raise a slew of emotions—and for me, amidst...
May 25, 2012
Rick Riordan I Love You
Dear Rick,Let me tell you why I’m professing love for a man not my husband...
May 25, 2012
Our First College Tour
On Saturday, my oldest child turned 16. On Monday, she got her learner’s permit. And...
May 17, 2012
Mother’s Day Gifts, or Why I Never Get What I Want
My kids all have “Gift Giving” as their language of love.I do not.They love birthday...
May 11, 2012
2 Appliances that Saved My Marriage
Scott and I had a rocky relationship, oh, the first 10 years of marriage. But...
May 10, 2012
What does it mean when you desire a hot fudge sundae more than sex with...
May 03, 2012
The Best Advice I ever Got
“Please don’t have her ask me to start a college ministry,” I prayed as I...
May 01, 2012
Reflections the Day after my Birthday
Yesterday I turned 47. Here are some random thoughts that my birthday brought:1. There was...
April 26, 2012
Conquering Math One Video at a Time
Math has been my enemy. You’d think I’d like it because Baba’s a physicist with a...
April 20, 2012
Surpassed At Last
Two nights ago I attended a mandatory 2 hour Parent's Driver's Education class so Ling...
April 19, 2012
3 Reasons I Work For Money
I’m joining the Patheos posts on the Mommy wars, including Rebecca Cusey’s Beyond the Mommy-Wars Bumper...
April 17, 2012
Driver’s Ed Week
"Wow, here we go, walking our daughter to Driver's Ed," I said to Scott as...
April 14, 2012
A Passé Post on the Hunger Games Movie
What does it mean that at the most scary point of The Hunger Games, my...
April 05, 2012
Washing Fungus Feet: A Maunday Thursday Reflection
I knew Scott was going to wash my feet when he proposed because his good...
April 04, 2012
Another Take on Pretty Good
As I wrote on "pretty good" being the new standard for me and my kids,...
April 02, 2012
Practice Makes Pretty Good
A senior leader in our ministry says that he strives to be a "pretty good...
March 29, 2012
What Did YOU Give Up for Lent?
“What did YOU give up for Lent?” school friends would ask in the month before Easter. As...
March 28, 2012
On Monday, in an attempt to make lemonade out of my pre-diabetes lemons, I bought...
March 23, 2012
Feeling Woeful about Pre-Diabetes
In December I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. My doctor tends to be hyper-conservative, chasing every...
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