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January 07, 2015
Why I Never Wanted Pets but Got One Anyway
I never wanted pets, never grew up with pets, yet now I have one. Here's...
November 19, 2014
Stubborn Releasing: Walking with My Kid through the Desert
My daughter's going through very bad times, yet God calls me to release her.
November 16, 2014
Calling Dylan O’Brien
@dylanobrien 14yo lost mom to cancer 2 mo ago. Would love text from you for...
November 06, 2014
Too Sad to Blog
My friend Julie began actively dying and I became too sad to write.
June 27, 2014
Who Needs God?
A ministry dirty secret is how hard you can work for the Kingdom of God...
June 20, 2014
I'm not very religious or spiritual, so why am I doing a spiritual direction program?
June 18, 2014
Getting My Kids to Get a Job!
My kid needs to get a summer job--it's been a job in itself to help...
June 16, 2014
I wanted my free drink. Starbucks didn't want to give it.
June 02, 2014
Wisdom through the Ages: Family Advice for the High School Grad
My daughter graduated from high school and 3 generations of our family tried to give...
May 29, 2014
Primping for Prom
My daughter's been working on prom for months now and I'm exhausted!
May 21, 2014
Last Wednesday Night: Parenting in Calculus, Crisis and Noxious Gas
My almost 18 year old had a meltdown over calculus and I couldn't do anything...
May 15, 2014
Kids & Core Sins
My child asked me to identify their core sin and didn't like the answer.
May 09, 2014
Put Down That Phone!
In a time when we're all tempted to hide behind technology rather than engage with...
May 07, 2014
What does it mean when you desire a hot fudge sundae more than sex with...
April 30, 2014
A Scrambled Egg–Not All Yellow, Not All White, Mixed
A couple weeks ago my Mandarin teacher walked over and said, “You’re Chinese!? But you...
April 28, 2014
Decision! Colby College 2018
After what’s felt like an arduous 2 year process, Ling has decided to attend Colby...
March 10, 2014
Leaping into the Abyss of Absurdity (also known as Faith)
I'm leaping into a faith experiment during Lent--want to join me?
February 12, 2014
Chi-Paos, Fried Cheese and the 5-2 Diet
I got a chi pao made for me 10 years ago at my skinniest--my husband...
February 05, 2014
Snow Day Tale
My husband insisted we buy a snowblower so we could help our 80 year old...
January 29, 2014
Top Tips for the College Application Process
My daughter wrote 25 supplemental college essays in 20 days. Here's what we've learned about...
January 22, 2014
What Cheerios and Kids Can Teach Us About Race
Cheerios ran a commercial with a biracial family that generated so many racist comments they...
January 17, 2014
50 Years and Counting: What I’ve Learned from My Parents’ Marriage
My parents made it through 50 years of marriage. Here are some secrets I learned...
January 15, 2014
Decluttering: 2014’s New Year’s Resolution
My new year's resolution is to declutter my stuff and my life. Here's why it's...
December 07, 2013
Welcoming Advent–and Win the Chance for a Free Advent Book!
Tomorrow marks the 2nd Sunday in Advent. With 2 high schoolers and an 8th grader,...
November 20, 2013
I lost My Pedometer and Stopped Walking
Several weeks ago I lost my Fitbit pedometer somewhere between BJs, the Party Store, Michael’s,...
November 14, 2013
Evil Brings Me Closer to God?
I went on spiritual retreat and learned my spiritual temperaments.
October 30, 2013
Halloween No More (And a Recipe for Sweet Potato Cake)
My kids are too old for trick-or-treating. I'm mourning the passing of an age.
October 23, 2013
Why My Kids and I Hate “Chinese Food”
The youtube hit "Chinese Food" struck a bad chord in my kids. Here's why.
October 16, 2013
Do Colleges Want My Kid? Or Just Her Application?
Colleges are recruiting my daughter like crazy, but I don't think they really want her--just...
October 09, 2013
Makeup in Middle Age or Why I Got My Daughters Make-Overs
How important should makeup be in a woman's life? Here's what I decided.
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