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Category Archives: Parenting

  1. A place to start — right here, right now May 11, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Outreach, Parenting, Teaching Moments, West Linn, Writing.

    4 comments
  2. Be the Mom April 30, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, Parenting, Parenting Philosophy, Raising Teens, Raising twins, Writing.

    2 comments
  3. 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.

    No comments
  4. 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
  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. 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. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Do you know where your teens are tonight – yep July 8, 2014

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

    5 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. Juggling work and motherhood May 18, 2014

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

    1 comment
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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.

    No comments
  24. 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
  25. 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


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