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Change Your Expectations

Change Your Expectations

Throughout my first pregnancy and in my first few months as a mom, I got a ton of advice. One thing I heard repeatedly was “lower your expectations.” As in, lower your expectations about how much time you will have… Read more →
Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

Small Dreams: Those Shameful Misfits

She talked fast, enthusiastic smile lighting up her features, stars dancing in those green eyes: “This summer I’m headed to Africa to dig wells then interning at a school for the blind.  It’s a lot with marathon training and getting… Read more →
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Husband Comes Home From Work

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Your Husband Comes Home From Work

Before I was married, I had the privilege of living with my older brother, my sister in law, and my nephew.  I was in a transition period of my life after moving back to Texas from Los Angeles.   During my… Read more →
Can you SEE it?

Can you SEE it?

When you look at your own world is the glass half-empty or half full?   It is all too easy to see what is not working.  We learn to look for the flaws in life, in ourselves, and in others.  Instead,… Read more →
A Hurried Mess

A Hurried Mess

  by: Katie TeBrake   I confess that I write this not really for you, but for me…a perpetual “hurried mess”- during the Christmas season and at all other times. Over the last couple of years, my husband, Justin and… Read more →
The Perfect Cup

The Perfect Cup

My family’s from the Netherlands where short, dutch folk have turned coffee-making into an art. They own espresso machines, french presses, and hydraulic powered grinders.  Mom gets withdrawal headaches without two motor-oil cups be 7a.m. Her sister’s Starbucks pick: quadruple-shot… Read more →
Learning Defense

Learning Defense

“Go, Isaiah!” I shout from the bleachers. “Guard your guy!” my husband hollers from the coaches’ bench. Our five-year-old son bounces on his toes and stretches his arms high. But the other little guy, the one he’s defending, passes the… Read more →
Thirty Dancing Tulips

Thirty Dancing Tulips

  Not a May goes by as I see the first tulips start to bloom that my heart isn’t warmed by a memory of  a special bouquet of flowers given to me with love  from my young daughters. The following… Read more →
Wrecked and Ruined

Wrecked and Ruined

It came out of nowhere, slamming into me like a train. I stopped cold in my steps, tears stinging, chest frozen, just staring at my son. Running toward the swings, Jake tripped and fell and a normal day at the… Read more →
Confessions of a Grandma Junkie

Confessions of a Grandma Junkie

“Hi, my name is Sheri Bull and I am a grandma junkie.” “Hi Sheri.” My addiction started almost three years ago when Jacob Eric Doolittle entered the world. I have relished every stage in my young grandsons life. The rocking… Read more →
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