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Summer’s Coming: “Yikes” or “Yay”?

My friend Sarah is in a panic. Pre-school isn’t even out yet and she’s already anxious about how she’s going to get through each day during the summer with three…

Sanity in the Storm

Lately my biggest issue is that I think I’m losing my mind. You might think that should be considered of paramount importance, but I think it was bound to happen–I…

Left or Right – “Mom” is a Common Sisterhood

Just a few short weeks ago, Anne-Marie Slaughter wasn’t a household name.  But then this quite liberal, feminist-leaning, female leader in the public-policy arena said something so controversial – and…

The Written Word

When my children were just toddlers, I encouraged them to write. Most days my preschoolers had time where we would use our creative juices and let them flow all over…

Listen to Your Kids So They Will Talk to You

“Mama, look!” “Mama, watch this!” “Mama, why is the sky blue?” “Mama”… followed by a five minute narrative about favorite cartoon characters, movies, or toys. “Mama, why does that lady…

There is No Fear in Love

I’ve always been passionate. Passion for me spills over into just about everything I do. I cook with passion, trying to improve each recipe. I write with passion, about the…

Clean House, Clean Heart

So have you done any spring cleaning? Last week we tackled my boys’ room. There are four boys. In. One. Big. Room. Politely put, they are not neat freaks. They…

31 End of Summer Things to do in August

This has been a less than normal summer and many facets of the fall season are up in the air. Summer will be over soon and our kiddos will be…

Why Is Screen Time So Alluring To Kids?

I was waiting in line to buy tickets for a school event.  There was a little boy sitting on a chair, holding an iPad.  Within minutes, a group of five…

Praying With And Talking To Your Kids

In the early days when my girls were in preschool and kindergarten, endless car rides loomed in front of us. Day after day, we repeated the same routine on the…

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