Exceptional Mom: Angela

Angela’s kids love to serve others. It’s obvious by the way their eyes dance when they serve you the treat they just baked, or by the way they smile when they ask if you need help clearing the table.When Angela was asked to share how she’s encouraged...

The Cookie Critic

Every Monday, while I give piano lessons, my kids go to my parents’ house. And every Monday, when they arrive, there are freshly baked chocolate chip cookies waiting for them on Mom’s stove. All three of my kids have said that just knowing those cookies will be...

Cade’s Dixie Cups

When Cade was about eighteen months, he went through this phase where he would bring little cups of water to everyone. He would pull his stool over to the bathroom sink, get one of the little Dixie cups I had stacked on the counter, and fill it up to bring to...

I Could Hear the Sneer in Her Comment

The day I posted my first ‘tiny paragraph’, I wanted to throw up. I walked around the house, wringing my hands, muttering, “Why am I doing this? I’m not a writer. What was I thinking? Every single person I know is going open their inbox, read...

She Was Frantically Skimming her Grocery List

That must be just how her mom does it, I mused, watching the cute little blonde girl in the aisle of the grocery store. She had a sweet sternness to her tiny frame, as she directed her curly haired, brown skinned brother. “I see that you know those people, but...

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