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All For One and One For All

All For One and One For All

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Call me crazy, but for some reason I thought the kids would pitch in more around the house this summer. After all, I’m still a working mom and since they didn’t have to go to their “job” of school … This week’s cliché (unoriginal thought) pretty much sums up my expectations for our family, even if they didn’t quite work out: all for one and one for all. All of the family members working together

What Doesn’t Kill You Will Make You Stronger

What Doesn’t Kill You Will Make You Stronger

As I’m writing this, I’ve been sitting outside under the hot summer sun watching my oldest son play in a baseball tournament. Sweat trickling down my back and a cooler full of melting ice beside me. After back to back to back days of juggling my work and writing around his football 7-on-7 tournament, working at a basketball camp, fireworks stand shifts, and other baseball games … well, we’re both more than tired. Which reminds

Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

With the 4th of July around the corner, it’s the season for fireworks. I love the bursts of color against the night sky as well as the explosion of sentiment set to a backdrop of patriotic music. But this year fireworks have taken on a different tone since my soon-to-be-senior son and I have been working shifts in the senior class fireworks stand to raise money for their missions trip over Spring Break. There’s nothing

My Lips Are Sealed

My Lips Are Sealed

 Can you keep a secret? There’s just something about those words that heightens our awareness, piques our curiosity, and gets us ready to hear the latest news from a friend. But then (assuming it’s not about something dangerous like abuse or suicidal thoughts where I need to find them help), do I keep the secret I hear? Or will I find the juicy tidbit too sweet and succumb to the temptation to gossip? Or even worse,