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Life lessons from a covered wagon

Should we make a run for the storm shelter?!” The 80mph gusts of wind shook our covered wagons like ragdolls. How I wished our family of five had all fit in one wagon! As it was, I frantically texted my husband while the storm raged outside. With every crash of thunder my daughters squished closer, (read more…)

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Podcast Episode #2: The Fringe Hours with Jessica Turner

I can’t think of a better guest to inaugurate this new podcast than Jessica Turner, my friend and author of The Fringe Hours. (Confused about the new show? Head here to listen to the first episode.) A couple times a year I get asked if I know of any blogs written by women who work (read more…)

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Podcast Episode #1: Wait… What?

I know, I know—this seems out of nowhere. Starting over with a new podcast? Why, you’ve only been doing the other one for four years now. Well, here I am, doing a brand new podcast. Why? Well, to be honest, it’s a pretty boring reason, mostly having to do with glitches and zipzorps and what-not. (read more…)

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When parenting well is simple yet difficult

The rain is pouring down in sheets, pounding on the top of our minivan so loudly that it’s hard to hear the voice of my seven-year-old daughter in the row behind me. As I slowly drive through the parking lot, looking for an empty space, I see that there are three designated spots for handicapped (read more…)

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Perfection: the thief of “good enough”

Every now and then, I get whacked in the head with my own words, reading through the archives of this almost eight-year-old blog. It happened just this weekend, re-reading this post I wrote all the way back in 2010, when I was cuddling a newborn Finn and wrangling two preschoolers. My, how time flies—and even (read more…)

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