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Category Archives: Life

  1. On not hiding my name tag anymore December 12, 2014

    Posted in Adventure, Attitude, Kids, Life, Outreach, Teaching, Teaching Moments, vocation, Writing.

    13 comments
  2. No one cares, Mom 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
  3. 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.

    2 comments
  4. 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
  5. About that new double three-ring zipper binder October 26, 2014

    Posted in Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Writing.

    2 comments
  6. 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.

    3 comments
  7. 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
  8. God was a perfect parent and look what happened with his kids September 10, 2014

    Posted in Faith, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe.

    No comments
  9. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

    Posted in Kids, Life, Ministry, Moms, Motherhood, Outreach, Parenting, Writing.

    5 comments
  10. The art of breakfast- It’s what they remember July 3, 2014

    Posted in Art, Family Life, Home, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Summer, Writing.

    4 comments
  11. Getting beyond our one corner of the room February 10, 2014

    Posted in 2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Art, Christianity, Church, Communication, Faith, Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Life, Live the Questions, Writing.

    4 comments
  12. 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.

    4 comments
  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.

    No comments
  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.

    No comments
  15. ‘Vanport’ travels back to special Portland place – A & E Oregonian story November 12, 2013

    Posted in A & E Oregonian stories, Art, Culture, History, Justice, Kids, Life, Living - Oregonian Newspaper, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Portland.

    No comments
  16. “Vanport” comes to life in theater production Nov. 15-16 at Jefferson High School October 27, 2013

    Posted in Art, Authors, Community, Culture, Justice, Life, Live the Questions, Portland, Theater, Youth.

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  17. Why I won’t ask Anderson Cooper to pose for a photo with me October 23, 2013

    Posted in Attitude, Character, Culture, Integrity, Life, Live the Questions, Networking, Real LIfe.

    14 comments
  18. 16 and driving – My twins and I Navigating the Doubly Exhilarating World of Independence October 18, 2013

    Posted in Kids, Life, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Teaching Moments, Transitions, Twins, Writing.

    3 comments
  19. Dear tailgater giving me the eye, if you only knew October 9, 2013

    Posted in Christianity, Justice, Life, Live the Questions, Slowing Down, Writing.

    4 comments
  20. Artist Marlana Stoddard-Hayes advocates for the arts in digital world, offering show in Pearl District October 6, 2013

    Posted in Art, Community, Community News - Southwest Metro Neighbors Oregonian, Culture, Life, Live the Questions, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, SW Weekly, Technology Free.

    No comments
  21. Are you a Success or a Failure? It’s Not What You Do or Don’t Do, It’s Who You Are October 2, 2013

    Posted in Author/Speaking Events, Church, Community Service, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Gratitude, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Outreach, Parenting, Refugees, Rolling Hills Community Church Writers Connection, Rolling Hills Writing & Culture Connection, Writers Connection-, Writing.

    2 comments
  22. 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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  23. We live on the Street of Reality August 25, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Art, Community, Culture, Family Life, Kids, Life, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

    2 comments
  24. 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.

    No comments
  25. 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.

    2 comments


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