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DEB HAS A NEW BOOK! BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE: A Young Adult Christian Suspense

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in include featured picture in blog, Uncategorized, Young Adult | 0 comments

DEB HAS A NEW BOOK! BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE: A Young Adult Christian Suspense

Sam has dilemmas. Plenty of them. But the biggest one? To deliver a message to the world.

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A “Scarry” Rainy Day

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in children, fun times, grandma, Parenting | 0 comments

A “Scarry” Rainy Day

There’s fun to be had on a rainy day.

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Tantrums and Tots: Showdown at the OK Corral

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in child rearing, children, grandparents, humor, Parenting | 7 comments

Tantrums and Tots: Showdown at the OK Corral

Tension grew in leaps and bounds. The fight scene was getting as good as the one in The Princess Bride. Grampy parted his feet in a wide stance. He crossed his arms. He peered down at Andy.

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NEWS FLASH…ALIENS HELP PRESCHOOLER TAKE NAP!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in child rearing, children, fun times, grandma, humor, Parenting, patience | 8 comments

NEWS FLASH…ALIENS HELP PRESCHOOLER TAKE NAP!

Anyone who has studied psychology or has read parenting manuals knows that one cannot argue with a three-year-old. Mission impossible. They haven’t reached the age of reason. They can’t understand logic. Everything to them is black and white—yes or no.

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EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in attitudes, child rearing, children, Parenting, patience | 4 comments

EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES

Everyone makes mistakes….OH YES THEY DO!!!!
When my children were growing up, we used to watch Sesame Street on television, and now I watch it with my grandchildren. Many of their songs make terrific learning lessons in the home. One of my favorites was, Everyone Makes Mistakes. The first line goes something like this…”Everyone makes mistakes, oh yes they do…your sister and your brother and your dad and mother, too…”

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LOVE NOTES

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in attitudes, children, foundations, fun times, Parenting | 2 comments

LOVE NOTES

What could be better than Valentine candy and preprinted cards? Love notes!

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SOME SITUATIONS ONLY SERVE TO MAKE US MORE HUMAN

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in child rearing, children, fun times, humor, Parenting, patience, remembering | 3 comments

SOME SITUATIONS ONLY SERVE TO MAKE US MORE HUMAN

Before I could say a word, she bent over, wiggled her britches down, waved her rosy pink bottom, and yelled, “See butt!” Then she raced to the living room and scampered back up the stairs to her bedroom.

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THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in foundations, Uncategorized | 0 comments

THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Who doesn’t need transforming? We might think we’re okay, but there’s not one of us who couldn’t use a little character improvement in our lives.

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HOW TO GET CHILDREN AND HUBBIES TO EAT VEGGIES

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in child rearing, children, humor | 6 comments

HOW TO GET CHILDREN AND HUBBIES TO EAT VEGGIES

When my children were little, they absolutely, positively hated vegetables. I coaxed them and bribed them to try some. How about a spoonful? Half a spoonful? A nibble?……Please!!! If you love your mommy, try some. I’ll give you a dollar!

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CHRISTMAS DEEDS

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in antibullying, attitudes, bullying, children, humor, Parenting, teaching | 5 comments

CHRISTMAS DEEDS

Christmas is the season for thinking of others. Here is an excerpt from my book, Izzy and the Real Truth About Moose Boy.
Chapter 14
CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE HOMELESS
Mr. Overly turned Christmas Eve into a class project at the rescue mission across town. He told us, “Giving is better than receiving.”

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SEARCHING FOR ANTIBULLYING SOLUTIONS

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in antibullying, bullying, children, Parenting, teaching | 4 comments

SEARCHING FOR ANTIBULLYING SOLUTIONS

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Are there any better words of wisdom to stop bullying?

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RECOGNIZING BULLIES

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in antibullying, bullying, child rearing, children, grandparents, Parenting, teaching | 7 comments

RECOGNIZING BULLIES

Does a bully recognize a bully? Usually.

Does a person recognize when he/she is the bully? Usually not.

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MEET MY AUTHOR FRIEND, PEGG THOMAS

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in children, front page, Uncategorized | 2 comments

MEET MY AUTHOR FRIEND, PEGG THOMAS

A delicious novella from new author, Pegg Thomas. “Embattled Hearts” is one of nine novellas within “The Pony Express Romance Collection”.

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OVERNIGHT IN CHICAGO

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in child rearing, children, grandma, grandparents, Parenting | 5 comments

OVERNIGHT IN CHICAGO

I have foot in mouth disease. Yes, I really do. I’ve had it for quite some time, and I can only hope that it’s not fatal. What I want to know, is how does one learn to stop putting her foot in her mouth?

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