Category: Challenges

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Have time?

I have a note on my phone called “list.” It’s funny really because I also have about 200 other notes on my phone and a lot of them are filled with items that I need to take care of. My son says I have no clue how to use my phone properly because after all, “there is an app for that.” The list note is more of a daily appointment reminder, places I have to go and things I have to do that are time sensitive. Have you ever been stressed out for some reason and said, “I don’t have...

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Why?

  My youngest kid asked me “Why?,” again. My parenting adventure started twenty-one years ago and I have probably been asked that question a thousand-plus times. Sometimes it is just goofy stuff, such as “Why do I have to use a napkin, when my shirt is so close?” or “Why do I need a glass when the bottle is practically empty?”or “Why can’t I pee in the yard?” “Why, why, why?” I’m good with answering questions, which is part of my job as a parent.  One skill I’ve tried to learn is when to say, “You already know why my...

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Wholeness

I work at home so spend a lot of time maintaining the space.  I also have three boys, almost men, in-house.  Perpetual rearranging is an essential activity. Last week’s project was to remove an old desk that was attached to the wall. It was too bulky for the current needs. Sadly, where I thought the two-by-twos were nailed up, they were screwed into the wall. Choice words were thrown my way when I cried for help from one available teen. “Bleep, bleep, bleep, Mom, what have you done now?” Once we got it all down, there were serious holes in...