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04 Dec Posted by in Family Stuff | 2 comments

I hate myself

Those are the words my 8-year-old son wrote in tiny letters at the top of his writing paper  - I hate myself – words that are crushing to a mother who sees her entire world in his freckled face and blue eyes. I’m lucky that he wrote them, because as parents we aren’t often given ...

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12 Apr Posted by in Family Stuff | 3 comments

Motivational Speaker Speaks Out For Stay-At-Home Moms

As a motivational speaker, among other things, I teach people to motivate themselves. And one part of this process, is helping them reconnect with the power and purpose of what they do, and its value to those around them. Because I believe that unless you believe in yourself, you’ll never get to where you want ...

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27 Mar Posted by in Family Stuff, Uncategorized | Comments

Motivational Speaker’s Top 10 Signs That Maybe You Should Not Be Allowed To Reproduce

Kelly Swanson’s Top Ten Signs That Maybe You Should Not Be Allowed To Reproduce I find it amazing that in this country you have to pass a test to drive, reach a certain age to drink, get a license to fish, yet anyone can have a kid. They won’t even let you take a stray ...

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13 Feb Posted by in Family Stuff | 2 comments

Motivational Speaker Takes You To The Funny Side of Matrimony

Motivational speaker Kelly Swanson puts a funny face on marriage. Here’s the YouTube video of me talking about the days beyond the honeymoon. Share

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On the road again…

Just returned from another family business trip. Apparently my husband does not like it when I tell him how to drive. “Just go to sleep,” he says. “No way,” I reply, “I want to make sure I stay awake so if we die I can go down blaming you.” Share

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10 Jul Posted by in Family Stuff | Comments

Kids and DVD’s

My six-year-old told me if his DVD player broke, his life would be ruined. I told him so would mine. Hard to say which one is more pathetic – his addiction to his DVD player, or my addiction to him having a DVD player. Guess I won’t be winning mommy of the year. Your dysfunctional ...

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13 May Posted by in Faith, Family Stuff | 2 comments

Mother’s Day Tribute by Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson 2011

For more about Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson go to www.kellyswanson.net. Share

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28 Mar Posted by in Family Stuff | 3 comments

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

My six-year-old walked in while my husband and I were watching a TV show,  just in time to hear a bad word. Me:    Sweetie, don’t repeat that word you just heard. Son:   Why? Me:     It will hurt God’s heart. Son:    Then why are you watching it? For more about motivational ...

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22 Sep Posted by in Family Stuff | 2 comments

Homeschool Show and Tell

Today was show and tell in homeschool. Not as exciting when there’s only one student. Will showed his new airplane. I showed my c-section scar. We had to take a break after that. Share

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22 Jun Posted by in Family Stuff | Comments

Do you and your spouse have a song?

I’ve been married almost 10 years. We still don’t have our song. I told him we need one. I chose “Wind Beneath My Wings.” He chose “I have become comfortably numb.” Share

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