Archives for Life Lessons

Supporting friends through reconciliation

I know this is a difficult concept for some folks, but when people who were strongly moving toward divorce make the serious attempt to work things out, the options you have are to be loving and supportive, say nothing at all and maintain the type of friendship you’ve always had with the one you’ve always ...
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Coaches as role models

Down at the little baseball diamond, the parents of little league players sit through most weather conditions on steel bleachers that are excruciatingly hot in the summer, freezing cold on those fall and spring evenings and when it rains? They can collect puddles with the best buckets made. We frequently trade stories of our kids, ...
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Heartbroken but not lost

The premise of this blog is that life moves on even though circumstance will try to take you down. The last several months have been a challenge, to say the least, and this weekend, in particular, was trying. I’m surrounded by good people, though, and I continue to remind myself that life will continue on ...
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Generosity in Children

Often, as adults, it is easy for us to forget how generous in spirit children are when left to their own devises and without the interference of us “well meaning adults.” Our influence upon them can suck the beauty and kindness straight out of those amazing little souls faster than anything I’ve ever seen in ...
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Confessional Friday: I look forward to being 30

Now pull your jaw off the floor. I’m serious. 30 is coming soon. So, for those of you that have been wondering, that makes me the grand age of 29. In the South, women don’t tell their age. Luckily, I’m a transplanted Northerner who is attempting to be Southern, but who talks to much to make that ...
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One of the teachers who changed my life

Back in high school, I had a teacher who changed my life. How often have you heard that line? How often have you said it? For me, I’ve been lucky enough to say it aout more than one teacher. I’ve been lucky enough to say it about elementary school, middle school was something of a ...
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Accepting my Amazonian womanhood

Leon wrote a great article about our time at Zanies watching Ralphie May the other night. Thanks for guest blogging, honey. Come back again, soon. One thing that Leon’s article was missing was something that I realized he probably didn’t value the way I did. Rather than asking him to write about it, I decided to ...
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In Little League Baseball, bad parental sportmanship is sour grapes every time.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve spoken repeatedly about AJ’s baseball and the idea that sportsmanship is not my strong suit. However, to counteract the “C’mon!” and the “Are you kidding me?!” comments that come flying out of my mouth, I readjust what I’m sending out there with high encouragement to not only our ...
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Dorothy Parker and her misconception

Dorothy Parker once said, “Men seldom make passes. At girls who wear glasses.” As a proud glass-wearing member of society, I’m wondering what gives her the idea that men are dissuaded by a good pair of specs? Frankly, I think they provide character and lend intrigue to a woman. Without them, I feel almost naked. My ...
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