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My Empty Nest Sadness Ended With This List

My Empty Nest Sadness Ended With This List

This Empty Nest Thing Makes Me Cry Our daughter is going to college. Not to the electric chair. I literally tell myself stuff like this every day. Other days, I just cry. I cry for the end of an era. For the shift in my motherhood. For the empty nest. As my husband...

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Yummiest Holiday Recipes for Moms!

Yummiest Holiday Recipes for Moms!

Unique Holiday Recipes from friends of ChannelMom Shellie's Holiday Hurt Yourself Bread [from Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson] 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, 1 t. crushed garlic, 1 t. onion...

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My Empty Nest Sadness Ended With This List

My Empty Nest Sadness Ended With This List

This Empty Nest Thing Makes Me Cry Our daughter is going to college. Not to the electric chair. I literally tell myself stuff like this every day. Other days, I just cry. I cry for the end of an era. For the shift in my motherhood. For the empty nest. As my husband...

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There Are Moms Behind Racism and Rioting

There Are Moms Behind Racism and Rioting

The Power of A Mom [Disclaimer: Not all racism can be blamed on parenting, nor do children always follow parents' views on race.*] Most of us have heard that George Floyd cried out for his mom in his dying moments--like a tragic echo of his mother's role in his life....

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Coronavirus: 5 Big Lessons To Teach Kids

Coronavirus: 5 Big Lessons To Teach Kids

Fear Doesn't Help...Anything Let me begin by admitting that, like a lot of you, I’m tempted to be fearful. Daily, I'm tempted to worst-case-scenario myself into a frenzied panic. I’ve monitored every symptom of sickness and fretted over every roll of toilet paper. In...

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Can A Mass Shooter Come From A Healthy Family?

Can A Mass Shooter Come From A Healthy Family?

Where Does A Mass Shooter Come From? I’ll begin with two disclaimers: My own family has been through a school shooting. My husband was an administrator at Platte Canyon High School in 2006, when 16-year-old Emily Keyes was murdered by a lone gunman who entered the...

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Before Your Child Leaves Home… 3 Parenting Tips

Before Your Child Leaves Home… 3 Parenting Tips

I woke up this morning... feeling an urgent sadness. I lay in bed, aware that both of our children were safely sleeping in the bedrooms above ours.  Then I remembered one of those beds would be empty in a few days. Because our son is leaving for college. Do you think...

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One Mom’s Answer to “Where Does God Live?”

One Mom’s Answer to “Where Does God Live?”

Where does God live? It might sound like a childish question, but it’s also a legitimate one. In my mind’s eye, I often think of God “living” in heaven where he observes us from his throne room. That image doesn’t necessarily conjure up feelings of intimacy and...

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