Category: Purely Personal

Merry Christmas from the Franks Family!

What a great year! Thank you for being a reader. The blog will be on hiatus for a few days as I enjoy some downtime with my family. See you in 2016!

Flashback Friday: Sticker Shock

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you! There are certain things prenatal and parenting classes don’t prepare you for. Oh...

I Find Your Lack of Knowledge Disturbing

Like all good citizens of the world, I am anxiously awaiting the release of the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise. I have fond memories of my nine year old self playing with my Jabba the...

Flashback Friday: Deck the Alls

Sadly, it’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means – sadly – this will likely be happening at my house this weekend. Pray for me. Last weekend our family participated in a time-honored annual tradition that...

Rewind: Insights on Incisors, Part Two

I’m enjoying some long-awaited downtime with my family this week. The following post originally appeared on February 19, 2009.   This is an unplanned follow up to a previous post, if you’d like to catch...

Nobody Brags About Being Mary

I have a love / hate relationship with Luke 10. If you know the latter part of that chapter, then you’re familiar with the story of Mary and Martha, two sisters who counted Jesus as...

The Sure and Steadfast Anchor of Our Soul

I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of the stuff of life as weights. Job pressures. Anxiety. Family pressures. Temptations. Exterior expectations both reasonable and unreasonable. Regrets. Lofty goals. Financial needs. An...

Flashback Friday: Parenting 101

Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!   When you have four kids, people wrongly assume that you’re a parenting...

To My Daughter on Her First Day of Kindergarten

Haven, The day is here. When you came into our lives a little over four years ago, I knew there would be milestones like this one: your first steps. Your first crush. Your first dance....

Standing in the Shadow of the Kingdom

If you’re a regular reader, you’re well aware of my love of all things Disney. I love the parks, I love the culture, I love their obsessive attention to detail and their fastidious commitment to...

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