Red Thongs and Gym Fails

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Its mid February, which means I've been back in the gym for about six weeks now. I, like many of you, suffered a holiday workout mini-breakdown that started with good intentions and ended with about six extra pounds. So now I'm hitting the gym … [Continue reading]

The Jankiest Hood

Maybe it's just me?--but when I see a home festively adorned with Christmas lights near Valentines Day, the word "janky" comes to mind. Well, how about a whole neighborhood?  Is that like the "jankiest hood in town?" Because that's what I, what … [Continue reading]

Throwing Stones

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Squeals erupt from the playground as a pack of pint sized girls tackle the monkey bars. The moms gather close, gobbling up grown-up time like precious pearls. A small voice shrieks, "Mommy, sister said she hates me." Tears fall.  A little sister … [Continue reading]

Dear Santa…love Mom

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  SANTA CLAUS NORTH POLE Dear Santa, I know the big day is getting close, so I’m sure you and the elves are crazy busy shopping online, wrapping, and packing the sleigh. I feel your pain Santa…I do! I want you to know I’ve been a … [Continue reading]

Secrets of the Father

It took me a year--365 days of scratching out words and finding precious minutes to squirrel away and become someone else on paper. But for Paul Aubin, it took a lifetime to write this story. Many days I felt like a voyeur--like I woke up in … [Continue reading]

How to be an Obnoxious Parent

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I wrote this post five years ago and it feels like it needs to be updated.  Because maybe you don't know how awesome my kids are now in 2015? Random person-“Wow, your baby is really smart (pretty, adorable…amazing)!” Me-“I know, … [Continue reading]

Why Dodge Ball Matters

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A ball whizzed by my nose. I squealed and jumped out of the way protecting the tiny infant in my arms from the rocking Dodge ball game on my neighbor’s lawn. Holding my neighbor’s baby in the middle of a pint sized ball war wasn’t safe but it sure … [Continue reading]

How to End the Clothes Drama With Your Teen Daughter

Kids rebel when they hit adolescence--it's simply a part of pulling away from their parents and creating self-identification. Every kid does this differently--hair, clothes, grades, parties, eye rolling, politics, religion, tone of voice, apathy. … [Continue reading]

How Do Mom’s Survive Recruiting?

"Gentlemen, it is better to die a small boy than to fumble this football." -John Heisman Football, football, football... It's all we talk about in the Keller house besides Jesus and cheerleading. That's because it's recruiting season of my … [Continue reading]

When did Naked go out of Style?

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A few months ago as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I noticed an article on the role of sexual power and male/female demographics.  Since Tim and I write on this stuff, I clicked. Two seconds later I realized I had been redirected to the … [Continue reading]