Category: Mom To Mom

“Hey!! Don’t judge me!”

By Karen Gordon   So many things have happened since my last column both locally and globally. The holidays were pretty cool, except that our adult children and a few siblings were unable to come home for Christmas. I guess that’s one of the perks of them growing up – they start their own families and traditions. It still sucks though. Especially because I remember 30 some years ago when I thought I was grown up enough to not come home for the holidays. I was in college. I was an adult. I was living on my own or so...

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Santa’s Surprise Stop

By Paige Tucker   Christmas is… HERE! It’s my most favorite time of year! The family and friends, the music, the decorations, the excitement — it all makes for a spectacular season.   These days, I feel like a kid at Christmas again, getting to see all the magic through Julia Reynolds’ big blue eyes. The holidays get better and better the older she gets. Her Christmas list grows longer by the day, and she just announced to us at the dinner table that, “Santa was watching!” Can you tell we’ve been using that line lately?   The excitement of...

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Partying With Jesus

By Karen Gordon   Confession: I struggle with religion, the perks and the baggage that comes along with it. I’ve never struggled before because I’ve always been comfortable in the knowledge that there’s something bigger than all of us… something watching, waiting and keeping us safe from harm. But, as I continue to meet new and different people, I welcome diverse opinions so the struggle continues and intensifies. My husband is very conservative and I’m liberal. It is true that opposites attract, but nobody ever told me that I would have to bite my tongue this much. Sheesh! Dad (a.k.a....

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Social Media Moms

By Paige Tucker   Oh, social media. The good, the bad. The necessary? As modern moms, we have so many conveniences right at our fingertips. A quick status update can help with everything from choosing the best children’s photographer to feeding your family, with twenty-five Crock-Pot recipes all provided in minutes by your Facebook friends. The equipment upgrades aren’t shabby either! I had a baby just three years ago, but already when walking through a baby store it’s clear how quickly the latest and greatest gear becomes outdated. New products to make raising children easier and must-have items for surviving...

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Malcom & Chris

By Karen Gordon Last week, I posted a question to my Facebook…just because. It read, ”If you could sit at the feet of anyone you admire or look up to either dead or alive, what three questions would you ask them?” A handful of responses trickled in, but one floored me. It was from my 25 year old son Malcolm (the subject of the question would have been his father, who passed away three years ago). Malcolm commented, “Why didn’t you come to any of my graduations? What really happened? Why weren’t you there when I was born or whenever...

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