Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters

Though I could hardly write a better Mother's Day tribute about my mother than I did three years ago (here), this week I've had strong, independent women on my mind. So that's my topic this year. How did my mama raise my sister and me to be strong, independent women? It wasn't by saying those … Continue reading Strong, Independent Mothers Raise Strong, Independent Daughters

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I’ve Changed! (from a dog person who loved teenagers to a cat person who prefers younger kids)

When I was a kid, I thought that once you got to be an adult you became the person you'd be the rest of your life, no matter how long you lived. And what I've discovered is that I couldn't have been MORE wrong! I wrote in this blog back in the spring that I … Continue reading I’ve Changed! (from a dog person who loved teenagers to a cat person who prefers younger kids)

What’s Important: Some of What I’ve Learned from My Father

Humility and service and dependability and respect. Some of the qualities my father taught me - taught not with words but in daily life lived. I like to use Father's and Mother's Day to reflect on my parents' lives. To think about what I learned from them, to appreciate the foundation they laid for me and … Continue reading What’s Important: Some of What I’ve Learned from My Father