Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]

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Childhood

As I wondered through Oldtown alone yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 […]

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Letting Go

The day I have dreaded is almost here! Yes, I am one of those mothers that are less than excited about the start of school. I could list a multitude of reasons. I like being with my children. Back to school symbolizes the end of summer, and I love summer. We now have to wake […]

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Celebrate Every Moment

Today is my Hannah’s half birthday. She is 16 1/2. My philosophy is: celebrate everything. Yes, I am one of those people. I have read the blogs and articles about the problem with our generation of parenting. The analysis of what is wrong with participation trophies. I understand it is a commonly held belief that […]

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Beckisms

   I pride myself in being a bit goofy! As a mother, I try to hide nuggets of my expectations of proper behavior, in silly sayings that my children can easily remember.  Phrases that although serious, bring a smile to their faces. My husband calls them “Beckisms”. My hope is, one day they will teach […]

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Dad’s Notes

Yesterday, I received an email from my dad.  As I read it, tears filled my eyes.  I thought about all the times he has written to me during my life: a poem at my birth, the letters he sent me while I was away at college, the card he sent me when Hannah was born, […]

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God’s Delight

As a mother, I am attentive to, and find joy in, every detail of my children’s lives.  I know when they first smiled, the first food they tasted, all their favorite things, what makes them unhappy, each of their little intricacies.  With my knowledge of who God created them to be, I seek to guide […]

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