mom talk by Jami Amerine
Leading Them to Jesus, Parenting

The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk

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Please follow and like us:The Most Important Thing I Say: Mom Talk The most important thing I say to my children can be categorized in two parts, true wisdom and “mom talk.”  Wisdom is something they embrace, it in some ways defines them and me. Mom talk is regurgitated in heavy doses of misunderstandings and razzing as the children recount the lunacy they believe to be the whole truth.  My oldest is married and runs a successful handmade business.  And …

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Jami For the Record, Life Musings

If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law

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If Moms Ruled the World: Mom Law If moms ruled the world, Mom Law would make life run much smoother.  Maybe not every day, especially not Mondays, but for just a moment, let’s look at how different things might be.  I got a text from my oldest daughter this week, it was a news article accompanied by a vomiting emoji. The minute I saw it, I pictured myself retching too.   The article was about comedian John Crist, an internet viral …

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Leading Them to Jesus, Parenting

How to Mother Adult Babies Better

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How to Mother Adult Babies Better One never stops being a mother, even when she has adult babies. I am writing this at 30,000 feet. My oldest daughter, Maggie and I are flying home from a visit with my youngest biological son, Luke aka the Hippie Baby.  He lives and works at an Ashram. He teaches Ayurvedic classes, yoga, and… other stuff.  Look, I love Jesus. I raised my first batch of children as Christians. They know what I believe. …

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Learning Disabilities, Parenting

Learning Disabilities: A Blessing

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Learning Disabilities: A Blessing Learning disabilities, I propose it is a loaded diagnosis, I call a blessing.  Some will call it a crutch. Others will say it is a tragedy, a malady of disorders and hardships, one wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy.  But, I know some things, just a few things about learning disabilities. And I want to share them with you.   If you know me, you know that I barely made it through high school.  I managed to …

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Jami For the Record, Life Musings, Spiritual & Emotional Health, Wellness & Beauty

You Probably Need Counseling…

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“I probably need counseling,” and my daughter and I said, “Yes, you do,” too quickly and simultaneously.  Which was awkward. And then my mom said, “Nah. It’s way too late for that.” No, really, it’s not.  And this isn’t a jab at my mom.  She knows she needs counseling. I think we all do.  Wait, I think we all need counseling, not we all think my mom does.  Even though, she really does.   Sure, I have a degree in counseling, …

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Jami For the Record, Life Musings

Facebook: Ten Years Ago Today

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Leave it to Facebook to remind me what I looked like or where I was, last year, and the years before. This week I will be 48.  And, having arrived at 48, it doesn’t seem very old. However, I remember thinking that it was. As much as it irks me some days, Facebook birthdays are reason enough to stay online.   The well-wishers come in droves.  My second cousin’s third wife’s step kids will even send over a “Happy Birthday Cousin!”  …

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