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Category Archives: Parenting

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.

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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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.

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  11. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

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

    5 comments
  12. 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.

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  13. Juggling work and motherhood May 18, 2014

    Posted in balance, juggling, Motherhood, Navigating Motherhood, Parenting, working moms, working parents.

    1 comment
  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. Huffington Post: Two Tales Involving 350 Kids, Entitlement and Lessons in Parenting and Life October 1, 2013

    Posted in Community, Entitlement, Family Life, Gratitude, Huffington Post, Huffington Post Live, Parenting, Real-Life Mom column, Responsibility, Writing, Youth.

    3 comments
  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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
  23. Devil’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 7 August 16, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Kids, Life, Outdoors, Parenting, Technology Free, Writing.

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  24. Angel’s Rest Summit- Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventure with Kids – No. 6 August 10, 2013

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2013, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Portland, Real LIfe, Slowing Down, Summer, Technology, Writing.

    3 comments
  25. 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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