Family Category

All-Night Enchiladas

Some things are too good not to share. Last night I served enchiladas for dinner. In between the groans of happiness, my son said “Mom, these of the best enchiladas you’ve ever made, how did you do it”? With a smile and a wink I replied, “I cooked all night”. How did I do it […]

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Re-gifting Christmas

We have all done it…or at least pondered the idea – Re-gifting! The act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else. But what is the greatest re-gift you can give? There are a few rules of re-gifting: 1) Check for tags, hidden gift cards, or personal engravings. 2) […]

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Gathering God’s Treasures…How to create holiday memories that last a lifetime

She [Mary] treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. Luke 2:19 Tree cutting, putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, BIG family gatherings, holiday baking, presents, Christmas Eve service, reading the story of Jesus. What are your favorite holiday memories? How do you create memories for your family? She [Mary] […]

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How I Became a Helicopter Mom

                            My life and actions as a mom all became clear to me as I read the book, Strategic Organizational Communication in a Global Economy. Your first question is probably: What normal person reads a book with that boring of a title. […]

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How will our kids find meaning in a world of Illusion?

One of my professors at Gonzaga University has given me a challenge by posing this question: Although every generational cohort experiences a variation of potential detractors, imagine how social media, speed of communication, and interactive games are shaping a new set of life skills applied to reconstruct meaning during adversity or mundane moments. If you are […]

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It’s Friday Night…Are you dating your spouse?

This may be the shortest blog I ever write so let me get right to the point. Are you dating your spouse? If you aren’t, someone else will. Maybe that someone is not another person, but a job, or a hobby. I have recently been personally convicted on this question. I was driving past the […]

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What my Dad taught me about remodeling

Sometimes life is not what you expected it to be. A job loss. A broken heart. A disability. Cancer. Unexpected storms in our lives can leave us standing in the door way of life wondering if our house will fall down around us; wondering if all we will be left with nothing but a pile […]

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Waving the white flag on the line of the “Mommy Wars”

Marissa Mayer is the newest CEO of Yahoo. A woman with two Stanford degrees in computer science, one of the first employees and executives at Google, and a long list of professional and personal accolades, Marissa was a shoe-in for this top position. So why would this announcement throw the media and many bloggers into […]

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A Father’s Day Note for my Husband

I think my husband deserves a do-over on his Father’s Day. Outside of some good wishes and a sweet and thoughtful gift from his two adoring sons (a New Mexico State license plate cover), my husband spent the day serving others. Father’s Day ended with a late night run to Whole Foods for his choice […]

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