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A Tootsie Pop

A Tootsie Pop

  One of the kids favorite things to do while relishing every minute of what feels like the shortest weeks of our year (an annual Wills family gathering in Arizona for Thanksgiving) is attending my folks church in Cave Creek. Sounds crazy that church would be on their...
Family Book Time

Family Book Time

This article was sent to me by a fellow MOAT. Sometimes I think we stop reading aloud when chapters enter the picture. What a shame to miss out on meaningful family time just because a tween/teen finds it potentially “embarrassing”. I’ve noticed that...
Attitude – It’s a Choice

Attitude – It’s a Choice

We had some “attitude” discussions today – along the lines of it taking a bad experience and making it not only bearable, but quite possibly good. I overheard a certain dad sharing with a certain teen one of the great secrets of life. As he did, I...
Music to My Ears

Music to My Ears

I’m usually quick to share the “ugghh” situations, so I feel it only right to share the “aahh”. In one of the now frequent late night chats with one of my teens (conversation flood-gates open at night just about the time your entire body...
Remembering Boring

Remembering Boring

Friday began with a cry from upstairs, “Mommeeeeeeee!!!”. I ran up to find a little guy who thought his throat hurt… it was actually his stomach. A day of the stomach bug ensued. A long, calendar-ditching, laundry loading day of tummy troubles. So...
Worth Pondering

Worth Pondering

I’m on a bit of a Dorothy Sayers kick. She packed such a punch with just about every topic she picked… one of which was work. So, our Table Talk for the week will be the following excerpt from her essay, “Why Work”. The essay was originally an...

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