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- Pray without Ceasing
- “Mama, do you believe in Santa Claus?”
- Are you a Parent Planning for your Purpose? Are you focused?
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- Love the Fool
- A Right to Play
- Over the River, Through the Woods, and Into Dysfunction? No, Thank You, Not Me!
- The Campaign’s Over; What Did We Tell the Kids?
- My Essential Parenting Wisdom: “Instead”
- One Sick Puppy…
- Was it My Eyes that Were Examined?
- Helping your child develop self-discipline
- The Charles Schulz Philosophy
- Children, families and holidays — a musing
- Habits/values adolescents need to have in order to manage money
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Last night, my cohorts in my women’s group were talking about the busy-ness of this time of year. How can we get ready to celebrate Christmas if we’re so bogged down with “gottas” and have little time for “wannas”? … Continue reading
Several years ago, I started telling my family that I’d made other plans for Thanksgiving. It was true. My plans were to avoid my family on the holidays. I simply could not abide the squabbles, the nagging, the insults, the … Continue reading
During lunch yesterday (Tue., 11/6/2012), we were talking about how glad we were that election season was almost over. I’m delighted that I don’t have to watch the mud-slinging between candidates for several offices. On many recent evenings, we’ve found … Continue reading
(following was presented at the global conference Parenting 2.0 Talks, on August 17, 2012) In 1991, my son Chris was almost 8; Kate (then insisting she was KaTIE) was 5. Armed with my Master of Social Work degree, I was … Continue reading
Have you needed to talk with your children about death? How have you handled these types of situations? What’s worked and what hasn’t? Mr. Magoo (one of our dogs, aka Googoo) needed to be put down this morning. When I … Continue reading
“We will always learn what we have chosen to teach. ‘Ideas leave not their source’ which is why we are always a part of God, and why our ideas are always a part of us.” ~ Marianne … Continue reading
Many experts debate whether or not to discipline or punish children. I wish more parents were equally concerned with raising a child who has integrated self-discipline. Here’s the thing, I’m overweight (we won’t go into numbers, now, will we?) and … Continue reading