Summertime’s Coming

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It’s summertime, well, almost. And that means to start dreaming about what you want to do this summer. For me that’s a combination of doing the following things. It’s hoping for time to breathe. Maybe read a few books. Write a few words. Time for summertime dreaming with @cara_putman. What plans do you have? #amreading. Click To Tweet There’s something about …

Knowing when to Pause

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Our lives as a family are running a bit out of control. All right, it’s so out of control, I’m scared to write in everything on a daily basis. In fact, if you look at the photo of our calendar below, I’m not adding everything. I can’t stomach the sheer busy-ness when I do. It’s too much. Too much. And …

Blinking Lights and a Cat

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I’m out of town this week. And some stories are just too good not to share again. Sometimes we just need a smile, and I hope this gives you one today. Pets do the whackiest things. What’s the craziest thing your pet has done? Click To Tweet 2008 We’re on something like our 10th snowstorm this year. Sigh. I love …

The Do-It-All Mom? Who me?

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This week the do-it-all nature of life is a tad overwhelming, so I’m bringing up this column. Come back tomorrow as I talk about one reason I can “appear” to be the Do-It-All Mom. By the way, I can’t believe how much bigger my kids are today!3 Cara   (Febr 2012) This week I’m starting a new venture. I’m a …

Momentous Vote in Scotland

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While we were in England last week, it didn’t take long to realize that a historic event will happen there tomorrow. After 300 years of being a part of the Commonwealth, Scottish citizens will be voting on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom. At first I was startled by the idea. Scotland has “always” been part of the …

Age is Merely a Number

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Today I have extensive edits on a book due, so I’m pulling forward a post I wrote several years ago. The ironic thing is this a still an area I’m still fascinated by. How do the generations we’re born in impact our life choices. I’d love your thoughts on this important topic! My friend Tricia Goyer forwarded the following commentary …

A Day in the Life

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Sometimes it’s fun to step behind the curtain and see what life is really like in Oz — err — Putman mayhem. It also helps everyone to see just how insanely normal the life of this writing mom is.  7 a.m. Wake up thanks to the 2 y.o., but played possum as much as possible until 8. Not easy with …