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For my girls (and a little bit for me), PART 30

30. List 10 things for which you would like to be remembered. I want to be remembered for being a rock star ballerina who was the first female president of the United States. It would be a tasty little treat … Continue reading

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For my girls (and a little bit for me), PARTS 4 and 5

4. List 10 things you would tell your 16-year-old self if you could. 1. He wasn’t your forever love and isn’t worth your tears. If he doesn’t think you are worth spending time with, that’s his loss. 2. Stop sneaking around … Continue reading

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Dear Sarah…

Dear Sarah, As you set out into the world, I hope only beautifully perfect, awesomely amazing, heartwarmingly remarkable wonderfulness for you. I pray you are blessed with a golden touch to turn everything you dream into success. May you steadily … Continue reading

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Debating with myself

If today had a theme, it would be “The Great Debate.” What is my favorite Weezer song? I decided on “Say It Ain’t So,” but “Buddy Holly” is now stuck in my head. I’m no Mary Tyler Moore, but that’s … Continue reading

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We’re ALL different.

Why does being different have to be bad? It doesn’t, but American society in all its self-centered wisdom tells us that “different” is weird or unacceptable. It’s not. Different is beautiful. It’s unique. It’s what makes each of us distinctly … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til you make it.

Last week while in Ft. Worth, I had the blessed opportunity to hear Shawn Achor speak about the science of happiness. On the surface, it seemed like all the other industry-standard spiels on positivity. But once I began listening to … Continue reading

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Mixon Day

Wednesday, July 13, marked the first anniversary of Mixon Day – the day my husband’s adoption of my oldest daughter was finalized. “My” daughter became “our” daughter, but that really wasn’t news. She was our daughter long before Judge Sharon … Continue reading

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