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by Betsy Singleton Snyder

Monday, August 13, 2018

I’d wanted a dog. My mom had been through a hard divorce, and she was in no need of extras, not at first. Eventually, that changed. One day she opened the classifieds, and began to search for free puppies.

Frisky looked like she might have been half German Shepherd, hal...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Something began to happen just before April. Our home life, already busy, went into overdrive. I’d been begging for spring and summer, but, frankly, I started hoping to see January roll back in. I missed the month that keeps it chill, indoors and inactive.

Here’s how it...

Monday, November 27, 2017

One of my boys takes guitar lessons after school at the church where I work, so he regularly waits in momma’s office. To keep my kiddo from asking for my phone to see whether Minecraft has updates, I recently showed him a thank you card I received in the mail.

Earlier i...

Friday, October 27, 2017

In elementary school, I, along with millions of other children before and after me, loved Maurice Sendak’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are. ” The story is a short text with illustrations of the little boy Max in his wolf costume, making too much mischief at home. As p...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

During the big-reveal ultrasound that identified our triplets’ genders, the tech announced we were having three more boys. With a ridiculous total of four, we assumed we’d spend hours on soccer or baseball fields, maybe sitting on bleachers, the back of our van filled...

Friday, September 22, 2017

My children do not believe, as I do, that the first day back-to-school is, for some people, a national holiday. Sadly, parental celebration excludes the amazingly dedicated teachers who show up to greet their new halflings for the year. In acknowledgement and appreciat...

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Betsy Singleton Snyder is a United Methodist pastor, wife, mother

of 4 active boys and author of

Stepping on Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life.

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