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Thank God for Normal-Sayers

You’ve heard of ‘naysayers’ – people who habitually give negative opinions - the less of these in our lives, the better! Well, I have some Normal-Sayers in my life and I thank God for them. There’s no such word, but I feel the term is apt for these people. As a panicky person, I am… Continue reading Thank God for Normal-Sayers

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Our Middle Child

Today was one of the rare occasions when my husband and I were all alone with our middle child. The eldest was out with her friends, and the youngest was in school. “Isn’t this great? We’re finally alone with you!” I enthused to my girl. “Boring…” she answered. “But this is what it feels like… Continue reading Our Middle Child

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“Mum, Can I Stay Over?”

My daughter wants to stay over at her friend’s home. “Why don’t you invite your friends over?” I asked (because it would be my opportunity to observe her friends up close). However, she said she does not want her friends to come to our house. Again, I felt sad. I wonder if she is ashamed… Continue reading “Mum, Can I Stay Over?”