Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Train Analogy and Helping Your Child Work Through Their Emotions

My heart is hurting tonight…I come up feeling like I continually fail when it comes to parenting my children lately. As clich├ęd as it sounds, It’s a truly fine line that we walk as parents…we are the teachers, the nurturers, the role models, the disciplinarians, the rule-setters, etc. We are often so many more things to our children, and so many of them at one time.

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Every Day is a Gift from God

The only way I can think to sum up everything that has happened to my hometown community in the last week, I look to my favorite NCIS character Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) in response to the death of their agency’s Director…

“Bad few days…”

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Why I Am Raising Soft Kids by Jen Johnson

(Originally published on Choosing Kind blog by Jen Johnson.)

Life, recently.

Sweet mother of all that is holy and good, you guys, my heart has been so weary.

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A Little More About Me

UPDATE NOTE: See the post Even More About Me for the latest updates!

I am a truck driver Commodity Relocation Logistician. I drive a dedicated lane, which means that I drive the exact same route every trip I take. In my case, I make an average of 4-5 60-mile round trips a night before hanging up White Tiger’s keys in favor of some much coveted sleep.

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You’re Doing Okay, Mom!

As we roll into Mother’s Day, please take a moment to appreciate all of the mothers in your life. They could be in the form of your own mother, perhaps mother-in-law, Godmothers to your children, your own Godmother, and even friends and family who are mothers as well.

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Boys’ Day Out and Fatherhood

I love being a father. I have loved it since the moment I found out we were pregnant (because, once conceived, true fatherhood has begun). It has changed me immeasurably for the better. There isn’t a moment that goes by that those little ones aren’t racing around in my mind or on my heart.

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Letter to a Friend on Her Birthday

Disclaimer

This letter was originally written in my personal journal because that’s one of the ways I process my emotions and work things out. I’ve struggled for a week now with the idea of whether or not to make this entry public, but finally decided that not to post it would be an insult to the memory of a wonderful person and devout Catholic young woman.

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