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The Benefits of Think Time

My writing project wasn’t done. But, on further reflection I realized I’d done a lot of work on it–only in my head. Does that count?

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Encourage Art in Your Home: It’s Good for Them

Parents who don’t have a bent toward the artistic, may shy away from encouraging home arts and crafts projects with their children. But they shouldn’t. It’s calming and healthy for children to explore the world of creative…

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Why We Still Need Our Public Libraries

I always vote yes on public school measures and support for local libraries. I believe that supporting institutions of literacy and learning make for a more civilized society. But with our modern-day access to personal computers in…

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Choosing the Best Storybooks for Your Kids

In Children’s Literature, there is the best, the just okay and the downright trashy.

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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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