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Parenting is like a marathon, with joy and hurdles along the way.

Parenting is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

On a blustery December morning, I completed my third marathon. After feeling great the first half of the race, I started to fade and had to keep my mind busy to get me across the finish line. I began reflecting on my first full year of marathon training and what I could do differently, better next year. I also thought a […]

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Ghost of Christmas Past

I wake early on Christmas morning, listening for the excited whispers of the children. “Do you think we can wake them up?” “Can we sneak downstairs?” “Do you think Santa really came?” But there are no whispers now. Just silence as our grown children sleep, sprawled on sofas and in guest bedrooms. No one wakes […]

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We Are Not That Family

We are not that family.  You know them. That family at the pumpkin patch where everyone is having an inexplicably good time despite the crowd and the blistering, ninety-five degree Alabama “fall” weather. The mom doesn’t have to raise her voice because the kids are perfect little cherubs sitting still, awaiting instruction. The husband is […]

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Elf on the Shelf :: Merry and Bright-ish

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a … wait, did we move the elf? The Elf on the Shelf has brought joy to so many children, and it really adds to the Christmas magic for our little ones. Some families have multiple elves, some elves bring […]

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The Great Santa Debate

Growing up, I never knew anyone who didn’t do Santa Claus. Yet, when I became a mom myself in 2008, and the Christmas season rolled around, I had a lot of people ask me if we were going to “do Santa” in our home. I began to put a lot of thought into the decision — […]

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