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Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special […]

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Do you have a “strong-willed child?”

During a conversation my friend commented, “But I know you. You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do.” I had to chuckle, because I thought I had left that behavior behind me many years ago. My husband then chimed in, “We know where our boys get it from.” To which I promptly deflected the blame onto […]

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Make eye contact

A few days ago, I saw a couple of young girls get off the school bus, which was met by their father. As girls tend to do, they both started talking to their dad as soon as their feet hit the pavement. The dad never took his eyes off his phone (or perhaps slightly). He […]

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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable […]

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When the numbers don’t add up

This coming weekend, we were to have a free informational symposium for military families. It was to be our 5th one. Unfortunately, this event had to be canceled. The registration was so low that it wasn’t feasible to pay the staff to set up and tear down or expect those who were participating to be […]

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The words that scare us most

Like many of you, our family has had its share of devasting moments. A few years ago, our sweet grandson was not responding to his name. At eighteen months he wasn’t talking. His older sister was quite the chatterbox by that time. I know, I know, you shouldn’t compare one to another. Each child is […]

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Be like a tree

Once a month, we travel up to Virginia to visit our boys and their families. One trip, I was looking out the window at the trees. The more I looked at them, the more I truly saw them. Did you know all kinds of trees co-exist together?! Okay, I am not a botany expert, so […]

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A Child’s Tomorrow

A friend’s recent Facebook status quote by her young son, “I was a good boy tomorrow” just cracked me up. It also reminded me of a “tomorrow” story involving my own son. Let me set the scenario – it is Christmas Eve. My son & I are staying the night with my parents, so as […]

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Hitting the mailbox

The other day I was driving to go play pickleball. At the red light, in front of me was a car with a fairly young man (maybe 20-ish), who had his cell phone mounted on his dashboard. His windows were not tinted, so I could see clearly into his vehicle. There was a lot of […]

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New Year? No Worries!

I hear so many people talk about being “worried” these days. I could put all sorts of witty quotes about worry here, but you’ll have to go to the Facebook or Pinterest pages for those. Simply put and all quotes aside, worry doesn’t help. Who or what have you ever helped by worrying about it? […]

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