Category Archives: Inner Circle

Those stories and thoughts closest to my heart.

I’m turning into an unintended dating service

This week I had to opportunity to spend time with two young women on a long car ride into town. I always love talking with the youth and getting their perspective on things. Somehow we wandered into the topic of … Continue reading

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Wishing to be incognito

This last Sunday was my birthday but I really kind of wished it wasn’t. It’s not because I’m getting older–I’m way past the age of caring. I didn’t want to take away from someone else’s special day. My stepbrother had … Continue reading

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No Touchy!

In my backyard I have lots of types of roses, because of my love for the traditional English garden. Some of those roses make up a living wall that splits my backyard into two sections. The beautiful New Dawns that … Continue reading

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The worst excuse ever!

My daughter and youngest son have spent a lot of time driving each other crazy. They are like oil and water, and both think its the other person’s job to change before the irritation will stop. I spend a lot … Continue reading

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The touch of a mother

This week I found myself incredibly busy, trying to get ready for my daughter’s high school graduation while still carving out time to do the endless business of an editor for a publishing house. My husband happened to be home … Continue reading

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Blow my lid

My husband came home one day this week to a very angry wife. He hadn’t done anything personally; he’d been working the whole day. And to be honest, it wasn’t any one particular person or event that had set me … Continue reading

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Almost Prom-mageddon

My daughter’s date to the prom this year entered a romantic relationship with another girl a few weeks ago. That was fine with my daughter since they had only ever been friends, and they would only be attending the dance … Continue reading

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Some things a mom can’t do better

My daughter is graduating this year from high school, so we went out with a photographer to get some headshots to put on her announcements. She has very little confidence in her appearance so to say she wasn’t thrilled about … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving through the eyes of a foreigner

I know I’ve mentioned this before but having a foreign exchange student is something every family would benefit from. Even if you do just a short stay rather than an entire school year. This Thanksgiving our latest foreign exchange student’s … Continue reading

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The foreign exchange effect

This week we received a new foreign exchange student. This is our second time doing the program for the entire school year. When I started this program a couple of years ago I thought we were doing it for the … Continue reading

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