Parenting Category

What’s at the End of Trail?

Even with all of the rain, there is plenty to love about spring in Oregon. A few of my favorite things include tulips, cherry blossoms, warmer temperatures, and knowing that the sunny and dry days of summer are right around the corner. But at the top of my list is waterfalls. Spring is the perfect […]

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If Only . . .

Sometimes the windiest roads have the most beautiful scenery, and the twists and turns allow us to slow down and take it all in.

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A Blue House

I didn’t know my daughter graduating from high school would be such an emotional time for me. She’s not moving out on her own or attending a college far away. Unlike a good friend of her’s, she’s not going off on a two year mission trip. It’s simply the end of her childhood education. And […]

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Fear is a Thief – But Love Redeems

My daughter just had her first piano recital. It didn’t turn out quite the way I expected, but it was a night we won’t forget. Sarah is 7-years-old and started taking piano lessons last June. With about a month off in August for summer break, she’s had a total of five months of lessons. In […]

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A Parent’s Prayer

My husband and I have been taking a class based on the book Grace Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel. One of the topics covered early in the book is different parenting styles. One of the most popular styles among Christian parents seems to be “fear based” parenting. With “fear based” parenting, the parents are literally […]

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The Tale of Two Dreams

(originally posted on http://www.onewomanfalling.com, May 27,2016) The last several weeks I haven’t been to any waterfalls, and I’ve done only a small amount of writing. I’ve been spending my time at track meets and softball games. You see, my two teen girls have been immersed in their spring sports, and my focus has been on […]

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