Because You Know I’m All About That….Self-Image

This is an article I wrote last year for preteenministry.net.  My daughter is now 10 and growing faster than ever.

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I don’t think there is anyone that has not heard the song “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor.  If you missed hearing the song all you have to do is turn on any hit music radio station and you will hear it.

The other day I was driving my 9-year old daughter to school and the song came on the radio.

When I first comprehended what my little princess was singing…

…..“I have the boom boom that all the boys chase and all the right junk in all the right places” I wanted to scream…stop growing up!!

Please stay little and innocent a few more years! Continue reading

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Why I was happy when my son failed…..

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This past Saturday was our local Solo and Ensemble contest held by the Indiana State School Music Association.  This was my 8th grader’s first time to actually take part in a judged solo contest.  And, well, he got a silver rating.  Of course that is not bad at all for his first time out.  But not when you’re a part of a generation that has had everything given to them.

In school, rather than hurt anyone’s feelings we give all the kids awards.  Continue reading