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When Parenting is Hard

For an explanation of why I label my kids by coffee sizes, read this. My dear Venti, Do you have any idea how much I love you?  Sometimes I ache with the love that I have for you- when I see you hurting or making bad decisions.  And sometimes the ache is simply because I can’t believe the gift that I […]

What I Want My Kids to Know About Dating

This post is inspired by a post entitled 10 things to teach your kids before their first date.  There were some great things on these lists, but the best part was that it started me thinking about what I want MY kids to know before they begin dating.  Here are some of my thoughts… Sweet Ones, On one hand, it seems […]

What I Want My Girl to Know~ I think you are amazing!

I have no idea what  number this installment is in the What I Want My Girl to Know series.  Two week vacations will do that to you!  But if you are interested in reading the other letters to my girl, you can find them here. Dear Lindsay, It started when you were 3.  We were leaving a store and heading to […]

What I Want My Girl to Know~ Finding "the One"

This post is part of the “What I Want My Girl to Know” series.  You can read the previous posts here. Dear Lindsay, The other day you asked me how you would find the guy that you are supposed to marry.  Oh, sweet girl!  There is no easy answer to this question.  But I have learned a few things along the […]

What I Want My Girl to Know~ About Expectations

This is the 5th installment of the “What I Want My Girl to Know” series.  Feel free to read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 if you would like!Expectations… Dear Lindsay,One of the hardest lessons that I have had to learn in life (and one that I am still learning!) is how to manage expectations.The problem with expectations is that sometimes we […]