Category Archives: Inner Circle

Those stories and thoughts closest to my heart.

excuse me while I sigh in frustration before I get back up

As I had a particularly bad crash and burn while accompanying on the piano this week, I’ve started to wonder if I’ll ever be able to fully overcome my nervous hang-ups with that blasted instrument. I spend daily, concerted effort … Continue reading

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Worked up over nothing

I went paintballing for the first time over the Thanksgiving weekend. All of the men in my life, from my husband to my brothers and father, kept saying things like, “It hurts, but it’s not that bad.” Their words gave … Continue reading

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gas cap!

There’s no doubt about it, there’s a learning curve to life. When my oldest received his driver’s license a couple of weeks ago, I tried to walk him through all the scenarios he would have to deal with as a … Continue reading

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Bring on the happy dance

My oldest son received his official driver’s license this week. While that left me feeling a little older inside than I care for, it also gave me a sense of relief. Wrestling is starting just around the corner, a sport … Continue reading

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It’s no big deal?

Over the weekend, after months of prepping, my ten-year-old son accompanied a large group of children on the piano for the first time. Mr. Bigshot has rolled his eyes at me for weeks as I talked about this milestone in … Continue reading

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Pivotal Moments

I’m sure we can all think back and find pivotal moments in our lives—ones that greatly influenced the direction we chose. A silly little karaoke machine my younger sister was given as a gift opened up a world of imagination … Continue reading

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A miracle times three

My oldest son is probably going to strangle me, but I just have to tell the world. This weekend he took not one, but three girls to the Homecoming dance. I couldn’t be prouder—not because he scored three dates instead … Continue reading

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