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How to Conduct a Good Parent-Teacher Interview

I’ve sat on both sides of the desk when it comes to parent-teacher interviews.  I’ve been that anxious parent who must meet with a teacher to discuss my child’s academic progress and behaviour in the classroom.  I admit to being … Continue reading

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I’m the Cause of Broken Children

I’m the cause of broken children and I’m proud to say it! From the very first moment I held my children, my goal was to raise and create an atmosphere in our home that fostered broken children.  I even prayed for it! … Continue reading

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Empty Nesting – Week 3

It’s a funny thing.  The kids have moved out but now they seem to want to come home just to chat or spend time with their father and me.  Over the past week, I have had lunch or dinner with each … Continue reading

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25 Encouraging Scripture Verses for Grandparents

In a little over a week, we will be welcoming a new Grandbaby into our family.  This will be our second grandchild and my arms are already longing to hold that newborn granddaughter and watching her “big brother”, Jaxon discover what it … Continue reading

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Empty Nesting – Week 2

It has been a little over two weeks since our last little bird flew the nest and is now nestling in nicely at school.  Yes, she nearly flew back home the minute she experienced “Syllabus Shock”, but knowing that her … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Lessons – First Week

My husband and I have been empty nesters now for one week. Unlike other empty nesters we’ve talked to over the past week, we have not been jumping for joy, nor have we been immediately renovating bedrooms to make spaces … Continue reading

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Indulgences

If you will indulge me… It’s been a very topsy-turvy summer.  My “baby” turns eighteen in a few days, and I am feeling the throes of “letting go” once again and letting the last of my children fly from the … Continue reading

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25 Encouraging Bible Verses for New Parents

In light of the Royal birth announcement of Will and Kate’s little prince yesterday, I thought it appropriate to send out “Congratulations” to the new parents and to all others who are welcoming a new baby to their family this … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Going back to Victoria with my husband last weekend to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary caught me a little off guard by how nostalgic and homesick I was for my childhood home and how I especially missed my parents.  My mother died in 1990 after a … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup for the Soul – Parenthood

Today is the release of Chicken Soup for the Soul – Parenthood! I am honoured to have my story, “Do Angels Wear Glasses?” (p. 89) included in this new compilation of heartwarming stories for parents. Press Release: Finding the funny … Continue reading

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