Tag Archives: Family

Competitive Sports: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Within the last generation or two, a surge of competitive sports has began taking over families everywhere. Mom vans, and carpools. Half time snacks and loads of laundry. Dinner through the drive thru and homework in the car. Early mornings … Continue reading

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Who is the Next Version of You?

Take a look where you’ve been. Who you were. What is different about the person you are right now? Are you more patient? Do you spend your money differently? Do you think about your future more? Do you keep up … Continue reading

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Stereotypes and School Rivalries

We all know the cliques and the stereotypes that are attached to them. The band geeks, the Math nerds, the dumb jocks, the teacher’s pet, the English snobs, you’re well aware of them I’m sure. So this is not a post … Continue reading

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White Picket Fences

We see the white picket fences. We ooh and aww at the house behind. The yard is beautiful and perfectly landscaped. We see the family outside and wave from time to time, but never stop for very long. We walk … Continue reading

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The Curse Of A Sibling: They Sure Make Life Harder

It’s the person we have both blessed and cursed. Our best friend who also sits ranked number one on the “Enemies Most Wanted” list. We protect them and we know how to get them where it hurts the most. The … Continue reading

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You are not your Parent

Parents are a mystery. As children we want to grow up to be just like them, and by our teenage years we want to be nothing like them. Eventually, Superman shows us his Kryptonite and “You’re just like your mom” becomes an … Continue reading

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Life is Short

Today, on September 11th, we are reminded of how truly short this life is. With the list of our daily duties, it is easy to forget. It is easy to forget the waiter that messed up our order, is a person. … Continue reading

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