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Sheri

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Sheri has been married to Curt for 20 years. They have three daughters: Emily (16), Taylor (14) and Madison (11). After ten years of full-time motherhood, Sheri took a giant leap out of her comfort zone to pursue her dream of becoming a published writer. Today her freelance works include stories for Guideposts, Angels on Earth, Farm and Ranch Living, and numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She loves to write about her faith, family and adventures of raising three girls at her personal blog.

FIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR COOL WHEN YOUR TEEN STARTS DRIVING

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Nothing inflicts fear and trembling on a mom like watching her child grab the keys, hop into the driver’s seat and drive away. ALONE. I’ve been there. Our oldest daughter got her driver’s license a...

YOU CAN’T JUDGE A MOTHER BY HER COVER

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On the outside, I looked like any other mom. I picked up my kids after school and drove them wherever they needed to be. I never missed a sporting event or a band concert. I...

FULL CIRCLE: WHEN MY MAMA HEART COMPARES KINDERGARTEN TO COLLEGE

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It was quite the momentous occasion, the day my first daughter started kindergarten. That big yellow bus stopped at the end of our driveway. The door swung open and the bus driver waved. Emily...

THE QUESTION THAT MAKES ME CRINGE

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The conversation begins with typical chit-chat. Do you have kids? How many? How old are they? Once those basic facts are established, the focus turns to me. “And what do you do?” My answer is...

FIVE LESSONS I LEARNED AFTER DITCHING THE KIDS TO RUN OFF WITH MY HUSBAND

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The offer sounded so tempting. Six glorious kid-free days with my husband in British Columbia at his company’s sales conference. Sure, he’d need to give a presentation and go to dinner a couple of...

ARE YOU A MASTER MULTITASKING SUPERMOM? TAKE THIS QUIZ TO FIND OUT!

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It’s sad, but true. The older my kids get, the more I find myself sitting in the van. I’m not just referring to the time I spend chauffeuring three girls around the Quad Cities...

BREAKING UP WITH WHO YOU USED TO BE: ON BECOMING A MOM

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I recently heard another mom make an interesting observation. “Becoming a mom feels like breaking up with yourself.” she said. I have found myself reflecting on that lately, and in some ways I agree. Motherhood has changed...

JUST LOOK AT THIS MESS

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A few months ago I found myself stumbling (quite literally) through a challenging time. I was exhausted, discouraged, and blindsided by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. My neurologist stressed the importance of a healthy diet,...

IF YOU TAKE A TODDLER TO T-BALL

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It’s that time of year again! The grass is green. The days are getting warmer. Children everywhere are stepping up to the plate and giving T-ball a try. It’s been a few years since my...

A WALK IN MY SHOES: FACING A DIAGNOSIS OF MS

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I can’t help but notice the irony. Recently I saw on Facebook that March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month. Strangely enough, I have become more aware of this disease than I ever cared to...

DARE TO DREAM

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Do you have a dream? I’m not talking about hoping your newborn sleeps through the night or dreaming of the day your toddler finally goes in the potty. (Although those can be valid aspirations as...

BRACING MYSELF FOR THE WORRIES OF MOTHERHOOD

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I can’t say it always happens, but this time the weatherman was right. “Get ready Quad Cities, looks like our first big snowstorm of the season is heading our way.” Remember back in November when...
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