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    In The Waiting

    We’ve all been there. Those moments of waiting. Waiting in the doctor’s office, waiting to check out at Target, or waiting in the pick-up line at the elementary school (Jesus, be near). We have a few extra minutes so we absentmindedly scroll through our phone and low and behold, we find ourselves looking through social media. Again. I’ve fallen into that trap more times than I can count. I have even found myself refreshing my screen just 30 seconds after clicking the home button on my phone. As if world peace may have occurred in those last 30 seconds, and I am missing the breaking news. It was during one…

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    Encouragement for Your Middle School Girl

    I’ve nearly reached the glorious stage of parenting where I no longer have a middle schooler. Middle school is that time in our lives that can feel like the ultimate fork in the road.  It’s make-it or break-it time. You’re morphing from a child into a mini-grown-up version of your future self. And that seems to be where the trouble comes in. Middle school is the “in between” years. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the “in between”. The “in between” is not always a lot of fun (in between jobs, in between moves, in between pant sizes (I’m looking at you, week-long vacation). However, there is no “in…