Calls From Lilly

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Mar 282015

catsI talk to Lilly about every day on the phone, and our conversation is usually about her new guy-crushes or her many conflicts with people. She never fails to ask what’s going on with our cats, Noodles and Dunkin’. If the cats have been quarreling and fighting, she loves to hear it, and laughs.

If she leaves a message, it will usually be, “Hi Mom, it’s me, just wondering how you’re doing.” or, “Hi Mom. Just wanted to say goodnight.”

Sometimes she will call to apologize, and this amazes me, for the world has been so unfair to her.

People who have had life easy often find it difficult to apologize to others, but not Lilly.

She still messes up big-time, but she is quick to say that she is sorry to the people who have born the brunt of her behavior.

Sometimes I will get three or four calls a day, and because there isn’t much to talk about after that first call, I groan. (Being honest.) But if I stop to think about it, each call is Lilly reaching out. A girl who refused love and attachment -reaching out? God is good!

If you haven’t read Chasing Lilly, please do. And if you have, spread the word about this amazing story. Love my readers, Nealie



Cloud Dough Recipe

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Mar 242015

Pinterest has some super posts for things to do with children. One recipe there is CLOUD DOUGH:

Mix one cup of baby oil with 8 cups of all-purpose flour.

The dough is very soft and delightful. Spread a plastic tablecloth on the floor, and place a dish-tub or a large plastic container (like the ones that you slide under the bed) in the middle of it. You’ll need some spoons, measuring cups, or small toys to add to the creative fun.

When it’s time for clean-up, gather the plastic tablecloth and take it out and shake it. Have fun! -Nealie


Travis Woke Up His Father -A Week Early!

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Mar 232015

The new and improved Travis Woke Up His Father -A Week Early! is available on Amazon Kindle for $1.49.                    Travis Woke Up His Father -A Week Early!

In the story, Travis tries to solve his problems, which began when he woke up from hibernation a week early. Should he wake mother or father?

I never had to decide which parent to wake, because they were both always up before me!  🙂 Nealie

Crisis Hotline for Trauma Families

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Mar 182015

Attachment and Trauma Network is an international organization that helps families and children in many ways. They have a crisis hotline as well. Be sure to check them out and pass the word on if you know of a struggling family. -Nealie