The Blessing of Obedience — 30 Days of Fall


There are days Paul and I drive along country roads and exclaim, "We get to live here." Sometimes it's a question exhaled in a blanket of gratefulness, "We get to live here?" Still amazed at what the … Read More...

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The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids encourages overly nice “marshmallow” moms to instill a few much-needed boundaries. From sibling rivalry to … [Read More...]

The Best Time of Day to Argue with Your Husband

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I'm a morning person. This is the time of day that puts me in a good mood. And, if everyone will stay asleep for a few hours while I soak in the silence and drink a cup of coffee my joy is complete. … Read More...

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I Remember Her


  Click Play on this song before reading this post.  Mary Louise Perlando was born in a house in Oakland, California, in 1920. The baby girl in a family of three. She was born to Croatian … Read More...

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Are you a Mean Mom? I’ve been a mean mom and I’ve been a marshmallow mom, and being a sweet, warm, easy-peasy permissive parent is much easier than … [Read More...]