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An article has been making the online rounds, purporting to answer the question Why do Teenagers Rebel? It made me think about how to raise a teen who won’t rebel. I imagine moms of young kids reading this article, nodding eagerly as they think of their own family devotions and the way their kids skip […]

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Can You Walk Any Slower?

Recently, I attended a performance downtown with one of the girls. As we were making the obligatory trek to the car afterwards, my daughter was moving significantly faster than I was along the city sidewalks.  I enjoyed watching her leap ahead of me. Apparently, though, she wasn’t enjoying it as much as I was, because […]

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You don’t give piano lessons for as many years as I have without learning a few lessons yourself. When I first began teaching, I assumed all students would be pretty much like myself: dutifully practice their songs in each book each day, having them ready for lesson day. I was wrong. Sure, there are a […]

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Invisible

Invisible. Have you ever felt invisible? Throughout my life, I’ve had the distinct sensation of feeling that way more often than not. Being the person in the background — the one on the edge of the photo, if I’m in the photo at all. Not often asked what I think, not frequently sought out. Often […]

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Tuesday Musings

Ah, Tuesday. Morning has arrived, but there is no blog post draft to hit “publish” on. Dilemmas. So, although this is a little pretty lame, here are some things on my mind: It’s November, which automatically leads us to thinking about things we’re thankful for. Lately, I have been thankful beyond all reasonable expectation for […]

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“Disclosure: Information and incentive  provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark; all opinions my own.” Bullying. It’s the issue of our day, and it’s seemingly everywhere. To use an analogy, bullying is to 2013 what anorexia was to 1983. It seems no child is exempt: most kids can probably name at least one instance of being […]

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I know, I know. The obvious answer is, Of course I like my Facebook friends! We’re friends, right? R-i-g-h-t. Of course you like all your relatives. And of course you like all those people you went to high school with. And of course you like that random acquaintance; you know, the one you’re not sure why you’re […]

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So, you know that I was in charge of food for my girls’ band’s senior night, which the junior class hosts. Obviously, feeding 400 people after a football game is a big undertaking. But as the night wore on (and on and on; I ended up leaving at 2 a.m.), and most of the actual […]

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Profanity. Cussing. Swearing. Cursing. Whatever you call it, do you do it? The other night, I was watching Bill O’Reilly. He was talking with a guest, about what I don’t even remember. But he brought up swearing, and said basically, “Everyone swears.  You do it. I do it. It’s really not a big deal.” That […]

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Forever Young

The body ages, but the mind is forever young. I come across so many instances where I find myself still thinking the way I did as a teen, even though I’m not all that far from the half-century mark. For instance … I’ll see a new kid in the neighborhood, and think,”I should tell his/her […]

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