Hidden in each of our children are sparks of greatness. Even from a young age I began to see in each of my kids desires, passions, gifts, and abilities. Some sparks are more innate than others, some may be...
To my Christmas baby girl, who is turning 10,  You arrived on Christmas Eve, and we swaddled you in a stocking. We sat mooning over your silver blond hair while The Christmas Story played quietly in the background on a...
This post is sponsored by our friends at Portland Children's Dentistry. We first met Dr. Patty and some of her team at our summer playdate and were truly impressed; so when the topic of healthy teeth came up, we knew it...
For so long I feared her. Insults spouted from her mean vein as naturally as sweat seeped from her pores. She surged in power each time she put me down. The whole class seemed to be on her team,...

Today, It Was Roseburg

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At 11 a.m. this morning I was driving around doing errands when I heard a news report that brought tears to my eyes.  “A mass shooting has been reported at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Several fatalities have...
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Fall is my favorite time of year. I love pumpkin spice-flavored everything, fall leaves, warm sweaters, and most of all, sending my lovable knucklehead kids back to school. The prospect of having seven and a half hours without enduring the sibling...
My Sweet Baby Girl, I know you are a big girl now, mostly because you remind me at least twice a day, but you’ll always be my baby.  When you are sleeping, your arms curled into your body and your...
Dear Parents, Teachers are gearing up for the school year slowly approaching. We are in staff development workshops, preparing our course websites/course materials, and quickly getting our classrooms ready for your littles (and not so littles) to join us on...
Inevitably in the mommy life, you’ll be cruising along, feeling like you finally, MAYBE, just might be getting the hang of this gig, and some situation will come along and completely rain on your parade.  The pediatric dentist does...

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