Tag Archives: Children

A Snowbound, Single-Mom’s Prayer (Original Poetry)

Well, it’s day two of this winter blizzard, and the schools have been closed both days. When you’re homebound with two young, energetic kids you have to keep a sense of humor and an attitude of faith and hope! I … Continue reading

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Back to life…back to reality…

It was the first time that I purposely chose not to try and “use” the time to cram in every library, museum or other extra curricular event that looked exciting and intriguing during the holiday break. They both get so over-worked (in my opinion) at school that I wanted them to just do nothing for a change. Continue reading

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The Courage to Change…

I strongly believe if our children grow up knowing that they are the most important person in the lives of those who have created them, they will be confident, loving beings and will spread that love and compassion to all those that they touch. Continue reading

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“In the middle of a street in Camden, NJ” – by J.T.Austin Jr.

I read this short essay at his memorial service this past Saturday (more to come about that) and several people have asked for a copy of it, so I am posting it on my blog. It was one of many small glimpses into the sensitive side of my dad that until his later years, was only uncovered in his writing. I can’t wait to put all of his thoughts into book form but for now, I’ll share one of my favorites so far: Continue reading

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Toni’s Room Blog – 2012 in review. Thank you for visiting!

My blog’s year in review as summarized by WordPress. Thank you for visiting and supporting Toni’s Room. Look forward to more posts more often in 2013. Wishing you a joyful and prosperous new year! Continue reading

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But for the Grace…

I know there’s been so much that’s already been said about the senseless killings of the Sandy Hook Elementary School children and staff, and so many early judgements about the killer, his family and why it happened. But I feel … Continue reading

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God Has Answered

It’s so amazing when you can look back on the major events in your life and see where God has not necessarily answered your exact prayer, but gave you exactly what you needed. I wanted so desperately to have another … Continue reading

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