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Spreading a Little Hope

The Gift of Relationships

Relationships…God created us to desire relationships.  First and foremost, He wanted us to have a relationship with Him.  He made us to feel incomplete without relationships, always wanting something more.  God uses specific people in our lives to speak His truth to...

Dear Mom…

Let’s face it….some days, weeks, months are just loaded with challenges, trials, hurdles, roadblocks, etc. What is your initial reaction in such situations? Is it anger, tears, anxiety, overloading on the chocolate? For me, it just depends on the circumstance. I tend...

Let It Go

Two weeks ago, Hope’s instructor Lyndsey asked her if she were going to give up anything for Lent. Hope replied, “I don’t think I’m going to give anything up this year because there’s nothing I want to give up.” What a classic “Hope” statement! Hope likes her “stuff.”...

The “Stalker” Among Us

I was recently reminded by my sweet friend, Susan Gilliam, of a “Hope story” that happened 3 ½ years ago when Hope first set foot on Clemson University’s campus as a freshman. Here’s a little background information…my parents lived in Clemson, just 5 minutes from...

Transition Tidbits…Breakfast of Champions

Breakfast…the most important meal of the day.  It gets our metabolisms fired up, awakens our brains and readies them to focus and learn, and fuels our body with the energy it needs to take on the day.  Just like all top athletes, our kids need to eat a...

Surviving an Obsessive Mom

This would be the title of Hope’s autobiography if she ever desired to chronicle her 23 years with me.  Since I last posted about “Healthy Eating” and how important it is to start early teaching your kids, I thought I’d follow up with this disclaimer…it’s not as easy...

“Healthy” Eating…Just a Fad or a Game Changer

As we are teaching our young people to become more and more independent, we need to make healthy eating part of our focus.  But “healthy” means different things to different people.  Now nutritionists, dieticians, health coaches and practitioners may disagree on which...

Is It a Style Issue or a Pride Issue?

Is it really that important if your daughter wears matching clothes?  Should a mom let her daughter show her creativity in the way she dresses? Now, I’m talking about Hope here, but I can bet I would do the same for any of my children.  I don’t know about you, but I...

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