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Parenting: It’s Hard Work #SOL19

We are in the process of watching our two adult children (they would either nod their heads or roll their eyes at this statement) grow into responsible adults. Our oldest has enough money saved from internships that she could pay for... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Why Coach Youth Basketball?

We are into our season with a tournament last Saturday (surprisingly well played), a game Tuesday (a meh kind of game), and last night (a "have you played before" kind of game). The above is said with a great deal... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: The Finger

#gotchaagain You thought middle finger and thought it was something awful! Bad readers! 🙂 I'm not sure what brought this memory back, but it's kind of a fun one that I wanted to share. We went to Disney World ten... Continue Reading →

#SOL18 – Day 27 – “Happy Feelings Gone”

This is a line from the Pixar movie, Finding Nemo. For those who are living in an alternative universe, who don't have kids/grandkids/nephews/nieces or who are cut off from technology (and thus won't be reading this blog), here's the clip where the... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Just Keep On Keeping On

As another week winds down, I find myself at a loss for writing topics. I'm not a hugely creative person to begin with, so sometimes, that struggle is real! However, sometimes, it's just the idea that you are keeping on... Continue Reading →

This Parenting Thing Isn’t Easy

We've been blessed with two gorgeous, intelligent daughters. They are strong willed, know what they want, and will do great things with their lives for certain. But (you knew it was coming), sometimes, they make parenting difficult! Our oldest is... Continue Reading →

Why is it So Hard for Us to Parent?

We have a 13 year old daughter right now who's going through some pretty typical middle school attitude issue for us.  She's an intelligent child, cute as a button, but hasn't gained full control of her filter as she lets... Continue Reading →

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