Misjudging

Have you ever misjudged someone? I have. I am thinking about it a lot right now. For much of this school year, I have been so very concerned and upset about one of my kids’ teachers. I have contacted the principal more times than I can count, and have felt so helpless thinking my son…

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A Teaching Moment with a Slash

Sunday afternoon was pretty quiet. The boys had just finished watching some gospel-oriented shows while Jad and I took a little nap on the couch. Then, Casey and Rigel went upstairs. Casey came downstairs not long after, and told me that Rigel was making a card for his friend (we’ll call him Bob) that had…

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The Boy Who Played the Piano

There once was a teenage boy who was kind, friendly, funny, and very musically talented. He spent most of his social time with girls because they were nice to him. When around boys his age, though, he smiled less, and wished to be alone. So, he often took refuge at the piano. Most who saw…

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We know better, so let’s do better

Also read this post on www.familyshare.com. I would be making an unrighteous judgment if I said that all Christians are habitually judgmental. However, based on hundreds of social media comments I have read lately, there are way too many hateful things being said by Christians without any thought for how they will hurt others’ self-esteem,…

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You are Replaceable

On January 25, 2011, I had my sweet baby boy, Rigel. Up until that day, I had been working full time at the AICPA, and had been, ironically, since January 25, 2007. When Jad and I knew we were going to have a baby, we started discussing what should be done.   Very pregnant me…

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A Blissful Anniversary!

Today is a very special day. It is the one year anniversary of my first blog post. As I looked over my 47 posts from this past year, some were short, some were long, some were very long, and some were even longer than that.  Some tell many personal stories from my life. Some contain…

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What I told my son when he asked me about bullying

Bully: a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Last week my 9-year-old approached me and asked me if a certain word was a bad word. He was asking because a kid on the bus last year used to call him that over and over. He hadn’t really known…

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Mommies, what matters?

A friend of mine asked on Facebook yesterday, “Mommies, what matters?” She said that one of her friends was told she was a bad mother because her kids wear hand-me-down clothes. Everyone who responded to this post completely disagreed with the thought. I am not surprised we all disagreed, but then I thought about it…

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