Surviving the Virus with Enough

March 29, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 0

Dear friends, Are you hanging in there? Virtual schooling going OK for my fellow parents? We made it through Week 1 here at our house and we’re gearing up for Week 2 this morning. I had fun incorporating some new Writer’s Workshop ideas into our day. Virtual learning came with several highs and lows, some…

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Surviving the Virus with Grace

March 23, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 0

Hey friends, are you hanging in there? I hope so. This pandemic is no joke. I trust that you’re staying home and taking care of yourself. Fellow parents who also find yourselves working from home and homeschooling today, we can do this. (Here are some tips for working from home with a kid.) Last week…

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Surviving the Virus with Gratitude

March 15, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 0

Two weeks ago, I wrote a Monday Morning Survival Guide about surviving the virus. I had no idea COVID-19 would turn into a pandemic. I think a lot of us feel that way. Even if we have been washing our hands for 20 seconds and trying to prepare, that didn’t stop the spread and fallout.…

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To my caregiver Mike: What I hope you know

February 21, 2020 | Danielle | A Post About Mike | 3

Behind every survivor is a caregiver. Sometimes this looks like doctors and nurses. Other times, it’s family and friends. I have an entourage of caregivers in my life. But if you asked each one of them who makes my world go round, there’s one answer: Mike. As I’ve been writing my memoir, Mom, Dad and…

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Here’s our 2020 so far (with pics!)

January 30, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 1

I’ve been talking about you lately. Yes, you, blog reader. And by talking, I should say writing. I’ve added bits of my blogging story into my memoir. I go into why I started Semicolon Stories in 2009 and, in that process, have been reflecting over my blog’s growth into this website… and now a book!…

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Surprise gift – A Devotional

January 5, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 1

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11 (NIV) I could hardly sleep on Christmas Eve because I knew what awaited my sleeping daughter. A few weeks before Christmas, I…

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Hollywood surprise: Mae’s 9th birthday (pictures!)

October 13, 2019 | Danielle | Parenting | 0

We had a wild idea when we sat down to write our goals for the year in January, which in and of itself felt like a victory. Me, I love goals. Mike, not so much, although he’s begun to embrace them. But, we recognized that over the years, they’ve helped guide our finances and calendar.…

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Oreos for Breakfast – A Devotional

May 5, 2019 | Danielle | Devotionals, Parenting | 0

“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:4-5, NIV I…

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God’s Naked Masterpiece

March 7, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship, Parenting | 0

In honor of International Women’s Day, this is for all of my sisters out there. My daughter danced into my room as a way to say “good morning.” I looked over expecting to see the same sight I do most days, an 8-year-old with disheveled pajamas and crazy hair. But that’s not what I saw…

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