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By Jill Savage
We’re in a solitaire playoff at the Savage household. I recently taught my youngest two sons to play solitaire and now it is their card game of choice. Last night they asked if we could play a couple of games before bedtime. In the past I might have said, “Not tonight. Mom’s got too much to do.” But not last night–last night my answer was “Yes! Let’s play!”
What made the difference? It was a conscious decision to choose the important over the urgent. Read More→
One night last week I had been asleep, when suddenly I awoke to what I thought was a gun shot. I lay in bed listening to every sound to confirm that I had indeed heard a gunshot. I listened for the birds. Wow! Lots of bird noises. They must have heard the shot too! Read More→
I love a good treasure hunt. I use them all the time with educating my children, gift exchanges, etc. They are great fun!
One of my first memories of doing treasure hunts was on my 13th birthday. I planned a great scavenger hunt and hoped that I could get on “his” team. You see, I invited “him” because I liked him. I also invited the girl he liked, because I knew he would come if she was coming. I even mentioned to him that she was coming to the party. Why did I do this? Because I wanted to be near “him” even though I knew the event would cause me pain, watching him with this other girl and wishing it were me. Read More→
What do you “really” want for Mother’s Day?
The spoken – and the unspoken
“I would like some flowers”
But please don’t stop at WalMart on your way home and pick me up the last pale pink ones that you can find.
What I really want are Star Lillies! They are my favorite and they fill my room with the most delightful fragrance.
Terri will be the one you have the most contact with while here at Ta-Dah Mom. It is her dream and her passion to help moms around the world to have a Ta-Dah! life.
For nearly twenty years Terri was a stay-at-home mom to her eight children. While at home with her children, she discovered a love and a joy in helping mother moms. She began very early by writing letters to mothers she didn’t even know, encouraging them in their journey. (This was before computers – when all we had were pens, paper, envelopes and stamps) Read More→
With my whole being I believe in the abilities of my adult or nearly adult children to make wise choices for their lives. It is for this reason, I refrain from giving unsolicited advice. I am particularly careful when it comes to those monumental decisions.
I’m sure some of you parents can’t even believe I’m saying this. Aren’t we put on this earth to guide our children? To help them make wise choices? I say, yes to those, but I also believe that the way we make wise choices is by learning from the ones that weren’t so wise. Oh goodness, I still make choices that aren’t wise. And there are times I wish I could just look at someone and ask them to make some of those difficult decisions for me. But I can’t. And I have to live with the consequences of my decisions. Read More→