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Category Archives: Life

  1. “Mom, why don’t you want to be old?” April 27, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Attitude, Life, Live the Questions, Writing, Youth.

    4 comments
  2. What fills in The Dashes of our Lives? March 17, 2015

    Posted in Being present, Christianity, Faith and Culture, Integrity, Life, Motherhood, Parenting Philosophy, Writing.

    6 comments
  3. It’s like you’re living the movie, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ March 5, 2015

    Posted in Accident, Attitude, Being present, Extraordinary Ordinary, Gratitude, Hospitality, Kids, Life, Moms, Teaching Moments, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Writing.

    4 comments
  4. When we cannot “do,” we have to just “be” February 27, 2015

    Posted in Accident, Being present, Faith, Life, Writing.

    5 comments
  5. On the Accident and Angels and the Rest of my Life February 15, 2015

    Posted in Accident, Adventure, Attitude, Being present, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Grown children, Holidays, Home, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising Tweens, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Slowing Down, Teaching Moments, Teens, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Tradition, Tweens, West Linn, West Linn news, Writing.

    27 comments
  6. 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.

    10 comments
  7. On not hiding my name tag anymore December 12, 2014

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

    13 comments
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

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

    5 comments
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. ‘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
  22. “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.

    No comments
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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