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  1. 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.

    26 comments
  2. Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow January 18, 2012

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Community, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, School Days, The Extraordinary Ordinary, West Linn news, Youth.

    4 comments
  3. The Art of Celebrating Life December 16, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Muse Student publication, Parenting, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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  4. Week 9 Summer 2011 Adventure with Kids -Cascade Head, real-life, and an act of kindness- August 18, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Oregon and beyond Adventures with kids, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    4 comments
  5. Timberline Trail and “Last Child Left in the Woods” — Week 8 Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011 August 8, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Moms, Parenting, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    2 comments
  6. Week 6- Adventure with Kids ~ Summer 2011 Audubon Society trails in woods July 24, 2011

    Posted in Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Oregon and beyond Adventures with kids, Portland, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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  7. West Linn Old Time Fair – The magic of just being there is WEEK 5 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011 July 21, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Adventures with Kids, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Kids, Life, Oregon and beyond Adventures with kids, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    2 comments
  8. Week 4 ~ Summer 2011 Adventures with Kids Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge July 14, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Adventures with Kids, Children, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Oregon and beyond Adventures with kids, Parenting, Portland Oregon and beyond Adventures with Kids, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Writing.

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  9. Writer Mom Tales – A book for REAL moms that stitches together glimpses of the beauty in the chaos of Real-Life Motherhood July 11, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventures with Kids, Authors, Children, Christianity, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Justice, Kids, Life, Moms, Outreach, Parenting, Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Transitions, Writing.

    6 comments
  10. Seeing Cannon Beach for the FIRST TIME- Week 3 ~ Summer 2011 ~ Adventure with Kids – July 6, 2011

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2011, Adventures with Kids, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    6 comments
  11. Theodore Bennett’s Waving Ministry July 2, 2011

    Posted in Christianity, Church, Community Service, Culture, Faith and Culture, Gratitude, Life, Oregonian stories, Oregonian SW Community Section, Oregonlive.com - Oregonian website, Outreach, Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary, West Linn Neighborhood Correspondent for Oregonian SW Community.

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  12. Finishing the Portland MARATHON 10-10-10 is all about endurance, not perfection, like life and faith October 15, 2010

    Posted in Adventure, Faith, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    3 comments
  13. Adventure with Kids – Summer 2010 Week 8- Commonwealth Lake Park with the cousins August 21, 2010

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2010, Adventures with Kids, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  14. Calling Home to hear those sweet voices August 5, 2010

    Posted in Children, Family Life, Gratitude, Kids, Life, Moms, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Transitions.

    3 comments
  15. Adventure with Kids- Summer 2010- Week 4 – Old Salmon River Trail July 28, 2010

    Posted in Adventure, Adventures with Kids, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  16. Adventure With Kids – Summer 2010 – Week 1 – Powell Butte Nature Park June 26, 2010

    Posted in Adventure, Adventure with Kids Summer 2010, Adventures with Kids, Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, School Days, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  17. Adventure and getting beyond: Is it safe? January 22, 2010

    Posted in Adventure, Culture, Extraordinary Ordinary, Faith, Family Life, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Moms, Parenting, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  18. So what’s a real Guardian Angel look like? December 2, 2009

    Posted in Community Service, Culture, Faith, Family Life, Gratitude, Justice, Kids, Life, Live the Questions, Outreach, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    8 comments
  19. You’ve got to love modern technology October 29, 2009

    Posted in Children, Culture, Family Life, Kids, Life, Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary, Transitions.

    1 comment
  20. So, my 6-year-old is teasing me about how sore I am after my marathon… October 6, 2009

    Posted in Adventure, Faith, Family Life, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  21. Making apple cider – a fall family tradition October 1, 2009

    Posted in Adventure, Children, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Parenting, Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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  22. The Poet Billy Collins September 23, 2009

    Posted in Authors, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment
  23. One Hundred Everyday Moments September 23, 2009

    Posted in Family Life, Gratitude, Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    2 comments
  24. Thursdays with Theodore September 15, 2009

    Posted in Slowing Down, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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  25. Where are all the yellow stones?. . . The Family Road Trip ~ to YELLOWSTONE – 8 packed in a van – priceless August 26, 2009

    Posted in Adventure, Adventures with Kids, Children, Extraordinary Ordinary, Family Life, Kids, Life, Moms, Real LIfe, Real-Life Mom column, The Extraordinary Ordinary.

    1 comment


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