about you, about time!

Item #243 from today's to-do list, complete: I just updated my website with a fresh list of freelance copywriting services available!  Check it out here. Now for the other 242 (because I totally didn't do them in order)...  

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ta-dah!

When my girls were little, I quickly noticed that they based a large percentage of their feelings and reactions on mine.  This was most evident when they were learning to walk.  Anytime they wobbled, tripped, fell down, or even just startled themselves, they immediately looked to my face for a response. If I heeded my… Continue reading ta-dah!

the big reveal

Halloween costumes have been the subject of much colorful discussion this year in my circles. First there was this cartoon, which I saw posted on several Facebook pages but most notably on A Mighty Girl: Somewhat related, several of my coworkers have loudly bemoaned their difficulties in finding the perfect work-appropriate costume that is fun… Continue reading the big reveal

pica

Last week, I got a name for a behavior that has long afflicted my youngest daughter.  The behavior is craving and /or consuming substances which are not food - recently it has been crayons and pencil erasers - and the name is pica. Lots of people manifest it, but no one knows exactly what causes… Continue reading pica

feedback

I had a classic parenting moment this weekend.  My ten-year-old came to me with a problem - mean girls - and I spent about half an hour with her explaining the phenomenon.  We covered everything from the art of recognizing knuckleheads in the wild to rooting herself in the knowledge of how God sees her. … Continue reading feedback

fallow ground is HARD

It's the first Monday of the New Year - how are those resolutions coming?  When it comes to New Year's resolutions, the people I know tend to fall into one of three categories: 1. The super-disciplined, who can and do make self-improvements on a regular basis regardless of the season.  These guys see goals as… Continue reading fallow ground is HARD