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Are you content to stay where you are?

Are you content to stay where you are?

Are you content to stay where you are?   Stop! You've seen that question at least twice now. Don't just gloss over it. Take a good, hard, honest look at it. Do you love the life you are living? Do you like the people you live with? Are you satisfied with the direction...

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You Were Right

You Were Right

As I reviewed one of my old blogs this morning, I came across the most emotionally charged post I have ever written.  I wrote it about 3 weeks after we returned to the United States after adopting our kids. Though it is quite possibly the shortest post I've ever...

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Feeling Stuck in the Muck?

Feeling Stuck in the Muck?

Are you feeling bogged down, all alone in the middle of nowhere, and hopelessly stuck in a swamp of sticky mud?  If so, you are definitely not alone.  I've been there myself.  In fact, I think most of us who have lived this life of parenting tough kids have been there...

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Regarding Survival and Serenity

Regarding Survival and Serenity

sur·viv·al - /sərˈvīvəl/ Noun: The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances. / An object or practice that has continued to exist from an earlier time. Survival is a good thing, right? It sounds...

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Change Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Change Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

They say the only constant in life is change.  We all know change is going to happen eventually.  We all know that nothing can stay the same forever.  Yet it seems to be human nature to fear  that inevitable change.  Rather than embracing if for what it...

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I’ve Moved!

I’ve Moved!

Welcome to my new pad! I'm glad you've found me! My previous blog, From Survival to Serenity has moved!  It is now part of my new website and my new adventure in life.  I will leave a forwarding address post on my old blog for a little while just so all my...

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