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Bummer Summer

Remember me? The one with the bucket list of summer activities for my kiddos and me to make this the best summer yet? What’s that old phrase? The best laid plans of men and mice often go awry? That basically sums up how the last few weeks have gone. My kids have spent more time […]

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Be Aware, But Don’t Forget to See the Good

The first story I read about a woman who had been followed through a store by “bad guys” in an attempt to abduct her children was in April. HORRIFYING!!  It was somewhere else though; far enough away to make me interested but to feel detached.  Then the local stories started.  And they kept coming. . . . .   […]

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Becoming Selfish

We are in the middle of eating supper and my oldest daughter asks me for a bite of my food. My immediate answer is no. But, really my immediate answer is always “no” and quite frankly I don’t feel guilty about it. Why would I give you a bite of my supper when you have […]

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Cultivating Compassion in our Children

One of my favorite quotes says, “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” by the Dalai Lama.  As a teacher, I do believe traditional education is essential. Our students need reading and writing skills. They need to be problem solvers, and it would be nice if they all had that investigative desire. But what I […]

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Give Your Children Time to be Bored

Mom, I’m bored! Sound familiar? Recently, I dropped my son off for a playdate. Ironically, as I was preparing to leave, my friend and mother of two amazing kiddos assured me that she had activities planned for our boys. I told her she didn’t have to do that, as I am ok with the kids […]

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