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Category Archives: Writing

  1. Having a Mary mindset in a Martha World January 9, 2015

    Posted in 31 Days of Parenting Philosophy, 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.

    6 comments
  2. 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
  3. Rough Draft – The theme of the 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, Writing.

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

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

    13 comments
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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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  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. 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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  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. 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
  20. This month’s Writers Connection is Monday June 16, 2014 featuring Nicole Miller January 25, 2014

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

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  21. Writers Connection Thursday May 15, 2014 features Marc Schleske December 12, 2013

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

    2 comments
  22. Like life, I cannot do this conference alone – Reflections on the next Faith & Culture Writers Conference December 9, 2013

    Posted in 2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Culture, Faith, Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Writing.

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  23. Writers Connection Monday Feb. 24 features Emily Maynard, Ashley Larkin and Natalie Trust – A Faith & Culture Writers Conference Preview December 5, 2013

    Posted in 2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Christianity, Communication, 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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  24. Faith & Culture Writers Conference returns March 7-8, 2014! December 2, 2013

    Posted in 2014 Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Author/Speaking Events, Authors, Christianity, Communication, Culture, Faith & Culture Writers Conference, Faith & Culture Writers Connection, Faith and Culture, Faith. Culture. The Arts Connection, Writers Connection-, Writing.

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  25. My kids insist – About those annual Christmas letters, they’re tradition! December 1, 2013

    Posted in Art, Holidays, Slowing Down, Writing.

    2 comments


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