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In Others’ Words: Where are You?

In Others’ Words: Where are You?

  Life is a mixture of making plans and embracing surprises, isn’t it?  Sometimes we succeed in navigating the roadmap clutched in our hands. Other times, we follow a detour or willingly toss the map aside and jaunt off on an unknown adventure. At the end of the day, we discover ourselves on a road we never thought we’d travel, oftentimes a long way from where we ever expected to ... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Looking Past the Plan

In Others’ Words: Looking Past the Plan

So, I’d like y’all to do something for me today, please. Raise your hand if your life has gone according to plan.  Um … okay, we all know I can’t see your raised hands, but I’m also willing to bet that not a single one of you raised your hands. Am I right? Of course I am. Life rarely lines up with our plans. Maybe some of our plans come true, but usually we’re p... Read More »

In Others’ Words: Making Plans (Guest post by Author Cynthia Ruchti)

One of the pieces of “sage” wisdom—which is different from hunter green or celadon, as we all know, and not even close to kiwi—that I give young moms is “Write your schedule on your calendar in pencil. That way it won’t be so annoying when you have to erase it because of the kids’ flu/ear infection/pink eye/head lice/field trip/allergy appointment/soccer tournament/snow day.” I usually say it in f... Read More »