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Category Archives: Children

  1. When one of my Twins is missing from “his couch” April 29, 2015

    Posted in Children, Kids growing up, Parenting, Raising boys, Raising Teens, Raising twins, Real LIfe, Twins, Writing.

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  2. On my son turning 12 and me spreading the Nutella correctly March 27, 2015

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Tweens, Real-Life Mom column, Tradition, Transitions, Tweens.

    2 comments
  3. Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World January 9, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Accident, Being present, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Faith and Culture, Family Life, Gratitude, Grown children, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Writing.

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  4. Hospitality is one Christmas Tradition we cannot let disappear December 8, 2014

    Posted in Children, Community, Family Life, Guest post, Holidays, Home, Hospitality, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Tradition, Transitions, Tweens.

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  5. No one cares, Mom – Oh, but they do! December 7, 2014

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, balance, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Holidays, juggling, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising Tweens, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Teens, Tradition, Tweens, Twins, Writing.

    4 comments
  6. Searching for “Heimat” to finally feel the soil where my roots were formed November 24, 2014

    Posted in Children, Church, Community, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe, Writing.

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  7. But, Mom, you helped ME this morning November 9, 2014

    Posted in balance, Character, Children, Faith, juggling, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Teaching Moments, working moms, working parents, Writing.

    6 comments
  8. Kids and Electronics: Bring back boredom October 1, 2014

    Posted in Attitude, balance, Children, Culture, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Technology, Technology Free, Writing.

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  9. How rescuing wild birds inspired Melissa Hart’s maternal instinct- Oregonian Books story September 26, 2014

    Posted in Children, Oregonian arts and entertainment, Oregonian Arts section, Oregonian books, Oregonian stories, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Outdoors, Outreach, Parenting, Writing.

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  10. Parents Addicted to Technology: Guilty as charged September 13, 2014

    Posted in balance, Children, Communication, Community, Culture, Family Life, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Teaching Moments, Technology, Technology Free, West Linn, Writing.

    2 comments
  11. Home Number 6 and no place else to go during Christmas Vacation in Kenya January 11, 2014

    Posted in Africa, Attitude, Children, Church, Community Service, Culture, Faith, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Outreach, Parenting, Youth.

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  12. Natalie Grant: Making Music to Elevate the Fight Against Human Trafficking – Today’s Christian Woman story November 18, 2013

    Posted in Children, Christianity Today, Faith, Fundraising, Justice, Kids, Live the Questions, Today's Christian Woman.

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  13. A different kind of summer vacation – Mission to Rwanda November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Community Service, Faith, Family Life, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Refugees, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, Summer, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community, West Linn news, Youth.

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  14. Sarah on her mom: “My beautiful mother, friend and role model…departed for Heaven” November 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Community, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Transitions.

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  15. Are Parents Responsible for Raising Entitled Kids? – Huff Post Live segment October 15, 2013

    Posted in Character, Children, Entitlement, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, Moms, Parenting.

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  16. A tale of 300 kids and 50 kids and entitlement and taking ownership for wrongdoing. September 28, 2013

    Posted in Attitude, Character, Children, Communication, Community, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Integrity, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Portland, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Teaching Moments, Technology, Writing, Youth.

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  17. It’s not about the sea lions – Summer Adventure with Kids 2013 – No. 10 August 23, 2013

    Posted in Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Africa, Art, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, History, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Outdoors, Outreach, Parenting, Summer, Technology Free, Writing.

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  18. Bryant Woods Nature Park – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 9 August 19, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Outdoors, Parenting, Real LIfe, Summer, Tradition, Writing.

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  19. I sent the boys outside. They hacked away at our picnic table. August 17, 2013

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Outdoors, Summer.

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  20. Speelyai Bay – A Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 5 July 26, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Parenting, Writing.

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  21. Emma, the most beautiful spirited bridesmaid you will meet July 10, 2013

    Posted in Art, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, West Linn.

    2 comments
  22. “Can we just relax, Mom?” – Huffington Post Parents Blog June 29, 2013

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Home, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Parenting, Real-Life Mom column, Tradition, Transitions, Writing.

    3 comments
  23. A Bloom in the Sidewalk features stories of six women healed by art June 25, 2013

    Posted in Art, Authors, Children, Church, Community, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Community Service, Culture, Faith, Life, Moms, music, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Outreach, Refugees, SW Weekly, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

    16 comments
  24. Free Swim Lessons with the Cousins – Summer 2013 Adventure with Kids – No. 1 June 19, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Parenting, Portland, Real-Life Mom column, Slowing Down, Summer, Tradition.

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  25. The kid got no i-Anything for Christmas January 10, 2013

    Posted in Children, Culture, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Technology, Writing, Youth.

    5 comments


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