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Category Archives: Writing

  1. 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
  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. When we cannot “do,” we have to just “be” February 27, 2015

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

    4 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. This month’s Writers Connection set for Monday March 16 features Tony Kriz January 15, 2015

    Posted in Writers Connection-, Writing.

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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Rough Draft – The theme of the 2015 Faith & Culture Writers Conference and my life December 16, 2014

    Posted in 2015 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Art, Author/Speaking Events, Communication, Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Register, Writing.

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

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

    13 comments
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. Christal Tanks set to share at November Writers Connection Nov. 20, 2014 September 22, 2014

    Posted in Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Writers Connection-, Writing.

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  20. 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
  21. Writers Connection resumes Thursday Sept. 18 with publishing expert Rochelle Carter September 12, 2014

    Posted in Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Rolling Hills Community Church Writers Connection, Rolling Hills Writing & Culture Connection, Writers Connection-, Writing.

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

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

    5 comments
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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