Author Archives: Karen G. Miller

About Karen G. Miller

Wife of John G. Miller, author of the QBQ! book. Mother of 7 (plus 4 in-laws) and "Grandma Nonnie" to 11! Beach Body coach! Co-author of "Raising Accountable Kids." Follower of Jesus Christ.

Stay In The Game To Raise Great Kids

Not Staying In The Game Is Baffling There is nothing that amazes me, no, baffles me more than a parent who doesn’t stay in the game. Ever seen a parent give direction to their child then turn away assuming the child … Continue reading

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Ever Had a Crisis of Faith?

Ever had a crisis of faith? Had your emotions get the best of you? I am currently in the midst of one. When I was in my twenties we did a funny thing through John’s employer. It was a handwriting analysis. … Continue reading

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Sit Down and Shut Up!

Been dealing with the Negative Self-Talk Committee for the past couple weeks. At times, it’s gotten the best of me. I suppose it’s rather normal to hit a wall at about the one month point in recovery from knee replacement. … Continue reading

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And then there were 7!

Or there will be 7 very soon! Having babies came easy for John and me. We started young, married at 19 and 22, with our first arriving when we were 22 and 24. Four kids before I turned 30. We … Continue reading

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It wasn’t suppose to take long. Surely no one would see me. Everyone runs out to get their paper in their pajamas or those sweats they wouldn’t want anyone to know they owned, right? Thing is, I wasn’t just running … Continue reading

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Were the years wasted???

I have a tendency to state things rather dramatically, especially when emotions are running high. Today, I need to say these words, even though I know they’re illogical, not true, and completely for “theatrical effect”: “I have wasted 14 years of … Continue reading


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A parent was sharing frustration over her 3-year-old’s constant temper tantrums that occurred when they went shopping. On one particular trip … “Everyone was looking at us. I still had so much shopping I needed to do. I had to make … Continue reading

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Parenting: Time to Do the Tough Stuff

It’s prom season. All Seniors and many Juniors go to prom. But is that a must? Is it a “for sure”? What if your Junior’s grades have tanked? What if your Senior, suffering from “senioritis,” is all full of themselves … Continue reading

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Exclamation Points

Simply put, I have lost my !’s. It happened sometime in the last 3 months. I stopped feeling it, and next thing I knew it was lost. The ! was lost. My father in law had a gift of using … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

When I was a 19yo, I married and moved away from my family. Far away. Farther than any of my siblings. I left a family where we would enjoy getting together for family dinners. My sibs who all lived within … Continue reading

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