Author Archive for Theresa A. Thomas

Decided to Homeschool but Super Scared?
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Decided to Homeschool but Super Scared?

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Have you decided to homeschool but are super scared to do so? Here are a few thoughts and tips to help you overcome your doubts and launch into the amazing, one-of-a-kind experience known as homeschooling: 1-    You are doing the BEST thing ever for your family! If you feel called to homeschool, want to homeschool, […]

Book Review: Healed Through Cancer
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Book Review: Healed Through Cancer

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Healed through Cancer by James Littleton is a treasure trove of faith, scripture quotes, and brotherly advice, as well as a personal account of one man’s journey through cancer and the fruits of that journey. With depth and understanding, Littleton takes his readers through the physical, spiritual, and emotional “valley of death” as he learns of […]

Trying and Trusting and Being "So Good"
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Trying and Trusting and Being “So Good”

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She came home in tears, my little ballerina. She wanted the part of Clara in the dance theater production of The Nutcracker. So did about 37 other girls. Only one got the part of course, and that year it was not my daughter. I don’t normally throw celebrity quotes at my children. Because, well, normally I […]

Mom's Rules for Getting the Girl
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Mom’s Rules for Getting the Girl

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At a bridal shower today I was chatting with a friend who told me this true story about someone she knows- A woman was on a first date with a man. As they drove in the car to their destination of a nice restaurant,  the conversation was lively and they found they had much in […]

How to Positively Influence Your Young Adult Son- (without bugging him too much)
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How to Positively Influence Your Young Adult Son- (without bugging him too much)

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Recently, I’ve had opportunity to talk with several moms who have sons nearing or at young adult age. (Let’s say around the ages of 17-22) The mothers have asked me how we have handled influencing our late teen and young adult sons and how to do so that the sons will listen. In one instance, […]

Just a Minute?
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Just a Minute?

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As I pulled out of the high school parking lot yesterday after dropping off my daughter, I noticed a long line of cars waiting to turn in.  Blinking turn signals flickered in the early morning light and I couldn’t help but notice how the traffic had exploded since the time I had arrived. My daughter […]

“You don’t work? I could never stay home and do nothing”
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“You don’t work? I could never stay home and do nothing”

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I was at a cocktail party with my husband. “You don’t work?,” one woman said with pity in her voice, “ I could never stay at home and do nothing.” Do nothing? Really? I had to giggle. This woman obviously didn’t know my bursting-at-the-seams life of cleaning and cooking, gardening, driving, loving, meal planning, shopping, learning, writing, […]

How She Does It
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How She Does It

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“How do you do it?” Busy mothers hear this all the time. Time management is an important yet elusive goal. Everyone wants to know “the secret.” I’ve been blessed to know some very holy and efficient mothers. Let me introduce a couple to you and then we’ll talk strategy. My mother had 13 children, yet always […]

Ugly Girls
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Ugly Girls

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For the second time in a week I have run into the ugliest girls I ever met. I’m not being mean. It’s simply true — they’re hideous. Dubbed “Monster High Girls”, they are 10 inch or so fashion dolls and marketed to little children ages 6 to 12. They have been around since last summer, […]