Category Archives: forgiveness

Evidence They Get Along: Peace Begins

Tuesday, December 12th 2017 At the risk of bragging overmuch about my kids… I choose this moment to share the fact that for years I have been accumulating what I call “Evidence They Get Along.”  It’s a file on my … Continue reading

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A Short Walk in the Snow

Sunday, December 10th 2017 Apparently my son had an incident where he was carrying the recycling downstairs when the paper bag ripped open and spilled its contents all over the stair well.  From what he told me it was pretty … Continue reading

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At Rise: Favorites

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 [Mom is climbing under boy’s blanket with him for bedtime snuggles.] Boy:  I love you so much! Mom:  I love you so much too!  And furthermore… *pfffft.*  That’s how you know you’re my favorite; because I … Continue reading

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Sibling Conflict: Alternative Strategies

Friday, November 3rd 2017 Helping my kids cultivate a positive relationship with each other is basically my #1 priority in life.  As such I’m always collecting Evidence They Get Along.  I’m also coaching them -intervening & meddling if you will- … Continue reading

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Tutor Treason

Sunday, October 22nd 2017   I don’t really know WHAT I did wrong while trying to support ClaraJane in tackling her Math Journal, but she certainly let me know WHEN.   “Great strategy honey!  Though doesn’t your teacher need to … Continue reading

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#TakeAKnee: How Racism Works

  Can you believe this is how our PRESIDENT’S administration doubles down on profane and racist remarks??? Just #wow   And as a good egg in our family put it:   Here’s to raising MORE GOOD EGGS! Whether or not … Continue reading

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Expanding the Business – Dog Face Painting

Sunday, September 24th 2017 In order to close my face painting line at the end of a huge festival this year, I ordered the Four Horses of the Apocalypse, but all I got was dogs.  So I painted them.   … Continue reading

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