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Category Archives: Moms

  1. 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
  2. Do they feel we love our work more than them? March 11, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Attitude, Being present, Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising Tweens, Technology Free, The Extraordinary Ordinary, work, working moms, 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. 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
  5. 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
  6. It’s hard, it gets better, keep on keeping on – On parenting December 19, 2014

    Posted in Family Life, Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising Tweens, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Teaching Moments, Teens, Transitions, Tweens, Twins, West Linn, Writing.

    1 comment
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Mom, can we just go alone? October 13, 2014

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Family Life, Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, Real-Life Mom column - The Oregonian, Sports, Tradition, Transitions, Twins, Writing.

    2 comments
  12. I run at my own pace October 5, 2014

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Writing.

    2 comments
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

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

    5 comments
  17. 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
  18. And the summer adventure begins – 2014 July 2, 2014

    Posted in Adventure, Adventures with Kids, Moms, Motherhood, Nature, Outdoors, Parenting, Portland, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, Slowing Down, Summer, Writing.

    2 comments
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. 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.

    No comments
  24. Lake Oswego native juggles Hollywood and Broadway with motherhood – Oregonian story September 25, 2013

    Posted in Art, Culture, Moms, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Southwest Weekly Oregonain, SW Weekly.

    No comments
  25. Coping with depression during pregnancy – Guest post by Lisa Hunter September 22, 2013

    Posted in Guest post, Moms, Parenting, Pregnancy, Transitions.

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