Thunder, Thunder—Go Away!

I can’t say for sure if it was a television show, or a book, or a movie, or a friend from school, or everything put together. But somewhere along the way, my eldest child, Josie, decided she was afraid of thunder. She was right…
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Little Bear Lost

“Where are the backpacks?” my husband, Jimmy, queried from the front seat, “do you see them back there?” I was sitting in the third row of my father-in-law’s Suburban, which had just pulled up in front of the airport. “What? I don’t see them…
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On the Beach

See that woman on the beach hauling that overflowing cart? The one with the wide-brimmed hat that keeps blowing off her head. See her?Yeah, that's me. Bright blue beach cart stuffed full with towels, beach toys, sunscreen, beach chairs, snacks, cooler, and umbrellas.Yes, that's…
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Summertime Blues

I have some bad news for you. Are you prepared? Are sitting down? Summer is almost over. Over? I have fond memories of hitting the last day of school, back when I was a kid, and feeling like the whole summer lay before me…
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Super Mom to the Rescue

I was unbelievably excited all last week for Friday night to show up. Why? Because it was going to be Girls' Night - a night with just me and a few of my friends from college, out on the town. No kids or husbands…
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