The Marathon Mom

The Marathon Mom

I’ve been falling asleep before 9:00 pm. Yes, you read that correctly. The only real hurdle with this sad reality is that I’m waking up well before the sun rises. Between 5:00 am and 6:00 am, I’m running the marathon to-do list and enabling the anxiety (or adrenaline, depending on the day and the list) to begin circulating. Yesterday was one of those days — one of those days that never seemed to relax and, not unlike a...

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Tick Tock…

Tick Tock…

…went the clock. The day was a blur. Here goes, Marley and Me style. 12:00 a.m. — Returned from an emergency visit to the hospital. 12:30 a.m. — Bid farewell to my secretary who came to watch the boys so I could go to the hospital. 1:15 a.m. — Went to sleep. 6:30 a.m. — The first sounds from Aiden. 6:45 a.m. — Cracked my eyes open to see Cooper crawling into my bed. 7:00 — Aiden is up. Cooper is up....

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One Year

One Year

Every day I stand surprised that this fiery little beast of a child is already a year old. The last year has been a busy blur and I can’t believe he’s adjusted so well to all the change. Aiden is one. He’s walking. He thinks he’s talking. He tries to sing along with Cooper. He eats everything he can get his little hands on (including play dough). He sleeps like a champ. He wants to snuggle all the time. He’s a...

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This is how we do it.

This is how we do it.

Ok, I’ve got a plan. There was an amazing parishioner at my last charge. She was a self-starter in pastoral care, though it’s likely she doesn’t know that. Self-starters are amazing. They’re the life source of a functional church (you know…..other than God). Pastors love, love, love them and need them. Churches need them too. Sometimes they don’t know that. I loved this woman very much and still do....

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Family Planning

Family Planning

Having a baby (expanding your family, procreating, multiplying, filling the earth…..you get the picture), is easy for a lot of people. I’m not talking about getting pregnant. That’s actually hard for a lot of people. I’m talking about sitting down, talking about a time-line, and planning to make or be a family. You decide if it’s the best time in your career. You decide if you can ‘swing it’ financially...

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