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The Magical Kathryn Thompson of My Dreams

What Would Jesus Do? You see it on bracelets and bumper stickers, in books and on the radio. This is a question I ask myself a lot. But, sometimes it’s hard to wrap my head around the answer. I don’t … Continue reading

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One Suck Per Day

Laylee discovered the word “sucks” this week. She’s known the word for a long time but this week she discovered it in all its frustration-ventilating splendor. “I forgot my homework at school. That sucks.” “Oh man. I dropped the spoon … Continue reading

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Losing IT

Sometimes I’m a great mom, times like yesterday morning and afternoon when I walked all over town taking Wanda to the park and the library for story time. Then every once in a while I snap and it’s not pretty. … Continue reading

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Turning the Car Around

“If your kids fully know that you’re completely unwilling to follow through on your threats, there’s no way they’ll trust you or do what you ask. I know this with my head but my heart and my laziness sometimes have … Continue reading

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Unwritten House Rules

If you observe my children, you’ll start to think we have a series of very interesting rules in place in our home. #8. Refuse to eat food that is more than five minutes old because it is “leftovers” unless it’s … Continue reading

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Dream Crusher

I shot down every aspect of the plan, only to find her shooting back an answer for how my objection could be overcome.  In the end I had to refer to city code and tell her I didn’t think a … Continue reading

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