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A Truly Difficult Assignment

A Truly Difficult Assignment

I’ve determined that difficult people are like the poor. We “will have them always with us.” Fair enough. Just so long as they’re not near me. I’ve gotten pretty good at keeping a safe distance from difficult people. One of the perks of...
Transformed by Nonconformity

Transformed by Nonconformity

Conform, conform, I really must conform. To think that I should be myself would cause me alarm. Conform, conform, I simply must conform. I’d die of fright at the plight of living on my own. Which is more important? Security—or identity? The catchy tune from summer...
Transformed by Praise

Transformed by Praise

Have you ever gotten a taste of something that just made your whole spirit pucker? I think Mary Poppins was on to something with her “spoonful of sugar” philosophy.  Some moments in life could really use a little sweetening. The other day I came across an online...
We Shall Not Want

We Shall Not Want

For almost 20 years, I’ve been putting food on my kids’ table. It’s been up to me to ensure balanced nutrition. Portion control is MY job. Until it isn’t. For the past year, my child has enjoyed a particular serving. Something they have taken...
Stuck in Neutral

Stuck in Neutral

(Until I Shifted My Attitude) One skill I possess with secret satisfaction is the ability to drive a standard shift. Since my general automotive knowledge is so painfully limited, there is some consolation in mastering this much of the transmission. My favorite car of...
Pride Before a Fall

Pride Before a Fall

I am frequently amazed at the way life with competitive kids keeps me fighting. My toughest opponent? My pride.  Managing extracurricular life all on my own is my idea of a booster mom win. That is the game plan. But rarely does it turn out that way. Regardless of how...