3 Things to Remember In Crisis

It can be devastating when you find your child needs to be hospitalized.  I have friends whose children have chronic illnesses such as sickle cell disease and on a semi-regular basis have to be seen in ER or admitted to hospital for treatment.  It’s hard knowing that you or your child have a chronic illness that could land you in…
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Loop-the-loop

One of my least favorite rides at state fairs and amusement parks is the loop-the-loop of roller coasters.  Something about all that going upside down and back again over and over just makes my stomach too queasy to fully enjoy the ride.  When I do get on them, it’s more as a challenge to overcome my fear of big roller…
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The Debutante

As my daughter is getting ready for her Debutante ball, we soon realized that everything seemed to hinge on the dress.  We had to find the right style of dress in the right color because everything else seemed to depend on it.  From the gloves and shoes, to hair style and jewelry, it all hinged on the dress. We couldn’t…
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Sensory Gardening 101

When I was little there was a commercial out for syrup where Mother Nature tastes it and thinks its made with real butter. The tranquil garden scene includes the lovely Mother Nature looking calm and relaxed. The scene quickly changes when she is told its not real. As thunder, lightening, and darkness filled the sky she says, “It’s not nice…
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Running Like a Prodigal

We had been exercising as a family by watching choreographed dances and workouts.  One that everyone really enjoyed was one set to Chris Tomlin’s God’s Great Dance Floor. Although the goal was family connectedness and exercising, learning the moves came as a result of muscle memory developed over time with practice.  We moved in sync to jumps, fist pumps, and…
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