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Can Your Kids Entertain Themselves?

I recently wrote a parenting article entitled, “What to Do When They Say, “I’m Bored.” The article began with a look back a few decades when kids played freely and happily in their neighborhoods. The local gang…

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Summer Reading Tune-ups: Story Retells

Those back to school ads are all over your t.v. screen and you’re clinging to the last weeks of summer vacation. You may have started your school shopping, and you’re probably wishing you’d insisted on more summer…

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She Really Did It

     Several weeks ago I was asked to speak to a group of women about my book, Homegrown Readers. The women were moms who meet regularly to share their journeys in parenting. I know from past…

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How One Good Idea Can Change Everything

I sat in church last Sunday and listened to an excellent teaching about making a difference in my life. It had to do with the fact that learning and growth are never passive. True learning requires more…

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The Quiet Spaces

  I’ve just finished an incredibly busy week. All of my family were here and that is a true miracle in all of our busy lives. It was a wonderful time filled with music, coffee shops, boutique…

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