June 2013

wife instruction manual

June 25, 2013

Often I hear spouses say, “My wife is hard to read.” I’m here to say: this is not true. Wives tell their partners all the time what they want, and/or need. It might be subtle in certain situations, so I thought it might help partners, spouses, husbands, etc. if there was a handy little guide […]

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sacrificial mom

June 19, 2013

Being a parent is all about sacrifices. From morning to night, you pick what you need and what you don’t need, what is essential and what you can do without. Big things are sometimes just as much stress as the little everyday things. But all sacrifice is for a reason, and the reason usually is […]

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rich mom/ poor mom

June 12, 2013

Carpenter works a lot, these days, and since being in people’s homes more, he gets a chance to see how other people live. He was in a house recently that was just gorgeous. The kitchen: granite, stainless, new, perfect. The bathrooms, the furniture, the landscaping: perfect. And he came home and was describing this home […]

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June 10, 2013

Sleep defines so much of who we are. If you have enough of it, you’re free to be who you are. To do as you please with the other 16 hours of your day. If you’re getting too much you might be depressed, or unhealthy. Maybe sick? But when you don’t get enough sleep, there’s […]

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stuff other people’s children say

June 3, 2013

I love my children. They’re amazing and fun and really, really smart. Talented. Beautiful in a breathtaking way. Especially when they’re asleep. And, like all kids, they say some amazing things. But for today, I’d like to share with you the stuff other people’s kids have been telling me. Because I know a lot of […]

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