Author Archive | Maricar Harris

Ode to my husband

Ode to My Husband

I, like many other women, have been blessed with a spouse who loves me beyond measure. I don’t express to him often enough how much I treasure him for all he does for me, for our kids, for others. And so today, I shout from the mountaintops (well, OK, the computer screen) a few accolades […]

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To My Teen Daughter

To My Teenage Daughter

Dear Teenage Daughter, Like other moms and daughters, we have days when we get along well, when we can share space and feel connected. And, of course, we have days when all we do is argue, when we have nothing nice to say to one another, and when this house isn’t big enough for the […]

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Woes of An Active Toddler's Mom

Woes of an Active Toddler’s Mom

My toddler is a monster (said with love and affection, of course!). He will not sit for more than fifteen minutes. He climbs anything and everything; previous falls are more of a dare-you-to-try-again than a deterrent. Destruction is his game, whether while playing with blocks or entering a room I just cleaned. I cannot leave […]

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Would You Love Me If

Would You Love Me If…

“Would you love me if…” Five words from the mouth of my middle schooler. Five words that struck my heart in a way that I will never forget. Five words that could have changed our relationship as parent and child, for the better (or for the worse). Five words that let me realize the value […]

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Lessons learned from Dory

Lessons learned from Dory

I recently watched Finding Dory with my teenage daughter. Disney-Pixar created yet another gem of a movie. While the story was cute and the humor entertaining, I have to admit that some parts of the movie significantly tugged on my “mama-heart” strings. Here are my top three moments that reminded me that being a good parent matters: […]

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Perfectly Me

Perfectly Me

Hey moms out there. Do you see me? Yeah, that’s me waving the white flag. I. Give. Up. I’m tired of trying to be something I’m not. And so today, I scream from the mountain top: “I am who I am, and I can’t be who I’m not.” So yeah. That’s me. The one at […]

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Photo credit: Sally Cavanaugh

Hey Mom…

Hey Mom at church with your little ones: How much effort did it take for you to get all three dressed for church and get yourself ready? You are brave to be here at church without Dad. When I see one of your little ducklings starting to misbehave, I feel for you as you juggle one […]

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Grocery Shopping Services in Wichita

I’m Never Going Grocery Shopping Again (And You Shouldn’t Either!)

When I was the mom of three littles, I remember wishing that there was a drive thru somewhere where I could pick up milk, bread, and eggs. Staple items. Necessities. But, honestly, unbuckling three kids out of three car seats, walking like a flock of ducks through the parking lot, and shopping with three in […]

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