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February 2013

Gait Changes

For twenty five years I have been raising kids, frequently feeling stuck in a time warp much like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day.  As soon as one child gains a little independence, another arrives.  But lately I have had such a sense of time and the inevitable changes it brings.  Three kids have left the nest, and three more are perched on the branch, preparing to fly.  Some still a few years away, but I know it will seem like no time at all.

Looking out the window on the way to church Sunday morning, I caught a glimpse of an elderly gentleman ambling toward a cemetery.

God Gave Us Easter: A Review

Once again I am reviewing a book for Waterbrook Press' Blogging for Books group.  If you're looking for a children's book to explain Easter and then some to your kids, pick up God Gave Us Easter by Lisa Tawn Bergren 

"On Christmas we remember Jesus' birthday, but on Easter we remember that we get to be with Him forever," Papa Bear tells Little Cub.  

Parents will appreciate the simple approach to Easter that the author takes.  But I was also surprised to find that she also delves into such theology as the root of Jesse and how death comes from life.

A Day in the Life

I always love writing articles, but this month I got an extra fun assignment from my friend and editor,  Jane Schneider.  "Would you tell us what a day in the life of a mom of many looks like?" she asked.  
 
Well, here it is,  the good, the bad and the busy.  

                               A Day in the Life of: The Sims Family

When folks find out I have ten kids, the inevitable question is, “How do you do it all?
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