• The New Rule for Rudeness I am coming to terms with the lost cause that is the complete eradication of rude words in our home. (They're not totally in...
    The New Rule for Rudeness
    By Tricia Williford
    October 16th, 2014

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  • Never Enough. Just a few days ago, I told a fellow parenting friend of mine: "Sometimes I think the hardest thing about parenting is praying enough fo...
    Never Enough
    By Tricia Williford
    October 09th, 2014

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  • Tonight, a woman at WalMart stopped me. Twice.The first time, she said, "I just wanted you to know that I raised two red headed sons of my own. Your...
    Solid Advice
    By Tricia Williford
    October 02nd, 2014

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  • In his perfect holiness, Jesus did not do what I have done today. Today sucked. Forgive me if you do not like that term. But it did. No way around i...
    Jesus Did Not Parent Toddlers
    By Tricia Williford
    September 25th, 2014

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  • Tucker was really trying my patience today. He is really very masterful with a fork and spoon; so much so, that he has now decided to get creative wi...
    Encouragement, from Mom to Mom
    By Tricia Williford
    September 18th, 2014

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  •  I really love having two little men, but some days, it's just hard.Sometimes, I'm just tired. Some days I am running dangerously low on patience befo...
    This Too Shall Pass... really?
    By Tricia Williford
    September 11th, 2014

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  • Today, Tucker began calling Tyler "Pedro." Pedro is a cat who does many tricks, the most popular of which is his ability to go to sleep on command. Or ...
    Role Playing
    By Tricia Williford
    September 04th, 2014

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  • They began with separate adventures. The bicycle and the sandbox. Then they found separate shade, yours and mine. Then they redefined separate: Mom...
    Sunny Afternoon
    By Tricia Williford
    August 28th, 2014

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  • Tuck is perfecting his art of selective listening, so I am thereby working on the discipline of obedience. Obey has become the most frequently used wo...
    The Word Does Not Reciprocate
    By Tricia Williford
    August 21st, 2014

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  • I took the children to our pediatrician today for Tyler's 6-month-checkup, a check on Tucker's two-week cough, and flu shots all around. Shots are neve...
    Stop Time?
    By Tricia Williford
    December 04th, 2014

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  • A book lover can never be completely without her cherished companion, so when we packed our bag for a morning at the park, I chucked my current dog-ea...
    In the Flowerbeds?
    By Tricia Williford
    August 14th, 2014

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  • Everything is. My two children spend most of their day arguing about what belongs to whom, and they are always in dire disagreement over whose is wh...
    Mine. ALL Mine!
    By Tricia Williford
    August 07th, 2014

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  • They are suckers for physical comedy, their own notwithstanding.And because I laughed once, they think they have found the key to my sense of humor...
    Two Stooges
    By Tricia Williford
    July 24th, 2014

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  • One big difference between my two children is their tolerance for messiness. Any kind at all, to any degree. It is most evident at mealtime.Tucker i...
    Big Difference Between the Two
    By Tricia Williford
    July 10th, 2014

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  • I had a full-blown parenting meltdown last night. I will spare you the gory, self-deprecating details, but it was a grand display of selfishness o...
    What If I Really Do MISS This?
    By Tricia Williford
    July 03rd, 2014

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  • I really love having two little men, but some days, it's just hard. Sometimes, I'm just tired. Some days I am running dangerously low on patience bef...
    This Too Shall Pass... really?
    By Tricia Williford
    June 19th, 2014

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  • A friend asked me recently: How are your boys different in their patterns of obedience? Is one more compliant than another?Well. In general, I woul...
    Built-in Teammate
    By Tricia Williford
    June 12th, 2014

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  • Well, apparently a recently released study indicates that stay-at-home moms have 30+ hours of leisure time each week. Yep. That's what the experts sa...
    So Much Leisure Time
    By Tricia Williford
    June 05th, 2014

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