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What David Had That I Want (Sunday Thoughts Link Up #21)

PSALM 86:11-13 11 Teach me your way, Lord,     that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart,     that I may fear your name. 12 I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;     I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your love toward me;     you have delivered me from the depths,     from the realm of the dead. David. What am I supposed to do with David? He doesn’t fit in with my perception of

I’m Using Stem Cells in Hopes of Helping My Child. Please Don’t Picket Me.

Nobody really understands what it means to “use” stem cells in 2017. The public connotation brings at best a cringe and change of conversation. Scary Mommy has never shied from a difficult topic and because of that I’m sharing our path towards those little stem cells that might just change our child’s life. Click the picture below to read.   Save Save

7 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th: May the “Fourth” Be With You

My husband might love me more for my devotion to Star Wars than my devotion to our children—specifically for the fact that we agree that Episodes 4-6 are still the greatest. I don’t tell him it’s really my crush on Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher that keep me loyal. If you fancy yourself a Star Wars fan, I’ve got good news for you. May 4th is your day. Officially known as “Star Wars Day” all

10 Graduation Gifts That Will Get You a Real Thank You

The time has come for the seniors, those teens verging on adulthood, to commence with their lives and get on with it already. If you know someone graduating this spring, here are a few gifts that they won’t leave behind. I just ordered #4 for myself. Click on the link below to read the article on Her View From Home.   Just thinking out loud. What’s the best gift you’ve ever been given? Save Save

5 Tips to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

Saying “thank you” and meaning it is harder than it sounds. For kids and adults. Something happens when that spotlight turns on you. Stunned. Awkward. Shy. Embarrassed. Boastful. Whatever the reaction, here are some tips for helping your kids (and you) practice the fine art of graciousness in my article on Parent.co.   5 Tips to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness I dreaded my engagement party, not for the fact that it would

On Playing the Slots with TimeHop

I’m serious when I say I have to arm myself (physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally) every time I check TimeHop. As a parent to a child with special needs, I know I’m not alone on this. Flashbacks can be brutal…or wonderful. It’s a gamble. Thanks Scary Mommy for understanding. Click the link or picture to read the article. On Playing the Slots with TimeHop Reviewing motherhood with Meg and thinking out loud. Do you have

Playing Passive-Aggressive with God (Sunday Thoughts Link Up #20))

GENESIS: 32:22-28 22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the

No One Bosses Mommy Around

Here’s my new article in Parent.co on why nobody, and I mean nobody, tells mommy what to do. No One Bosses Mommy Around “No one bosses mommy around.” Ask any of my children, and they’ll quote you on this. They’re young yet…very much still feeling around in the sandbox for the untouchable acts that will get them in serious trouble. Having twin three-year-olds is like going into the pet store to pick out a fish

The Exercise Regimen of the Special Needs Parent

You know the crazy workouts you see on Instagram and Facebook—The ones where tiny muscled humans are lifting dumbbells the size of themselves or bending in places you know should not be able to bend or sweating it out in “Hot Yoga”? If you’re a parent to young kids or a child with special needs, chances are you’re not jumping on the bandwagon. There are some trends in life you just have to wave to

10 Books About Libraries to Regale Your Bookworm

My mother was a school librarian. She was the cool librarian. She didn’t shush and the kids were always more important than the books. The little first and second graders wanted to march in and sit crisscross applesauce around her as she read the book of the week while they made a craft. I remember growing flowers in the windowsill while reading “The Lupine Lady” and stashing piles of books and fruit-shaped erasers next to her

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