Kent aka “The Guessing Genius”

I’ve got one of the cutest 2nd born children on the face of the planet. He is the only “Type B” personality in our “Type A” family. Erik, Parker, and I are all first born children. Then there’s 2nd born Kent. He truly is the spice to our otherwise vanilla family. As a parent, I sometimes worry that life is just a tad harder for Kent than the rest of us. He’s going to be 9 soon, and other than...

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Let’s be honest

I decided to treat myself to a Panera Greek Salad yesterday after I was done grocery shopping and running errands. It’s a splurge for me, because I order my greek salad without tomatoes, peppers, onions, and with the dressing on the side. Essentially, I’m paying $8 for lettuce, cheese, and olives…oh, and of course, the glorious piece of sourdough bread. Anyways, the greek salad purchase is always an internal battle,...

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When I was 17, I fell in love for the first and only time. The characteristic that I found most appealing in this young man, was his steadiness. He was unwavering in his convictions, his calling, and his commitments. I’m so very thankful that when we encounter rocky paths, billowing waves, or dips in the rollercoaster of life, my partner doesn’t blink. He has supported me though this autoimmune nightmare I’ve been...

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My Big Fat Tech Challenged Italian Family

This is a for real text sequence between the women in my family that took place within about 5 minutes. No, I did not misspell words as I was transcribing from my phone to this document. I accurately relayed the actual texts. I cannot express to you the chaos that it is to be part of this crazy crew of Italian women. Can you imagine our family gatherings? Meet the Cast DS: Denise Scimeca. Aunt to Bethany, Sharon, and Janna. Younger...

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Alexander and the….

A few weeks ago we saw “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”. And you loved it. Now every time we run in to a few consecutive bumps in the road, you label our time as such. Today would fall in to that category. This morning after I dropped you off at school, I stopped at the bank, Target, and then Aldi. I came home put the items away, moved some furniture around for a bedroom switch-a-roo involving...

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Well, here I sit on the eve of my 36th birthday. That’s right. I said 36. This has been a year of lessons learned, and growth in all areas (including my waistline, thanks to the medicine I have to take for my auto-immune disorder-another perk of getting older). But seriously. Through my sickness, and through the ministry, and through my years on this planet, I have learned to embrace the little moments. The moments that seem...

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