(Care)ful

I recently read Cheryl Strayed’s memoir ‘Wild’ about her experience of self-discovery while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.  There were aspects of this book that spoke to me, and I felt a kinship to her expressive and poetic analysis of life.  This led me to read and learn more about her.  I found this following

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The Language of Love (Part Three)

Here is the third, and final installment about the love languages of children.  When my youngest was a toddler, he was extremely physically affectionate.  He would shower me with kisses while declaring that I was his ‘best friend!’.  Sprinkle in some mega-watt dimples, and he was impossible to resist.  About the time he entered kindergarten,

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A Less Scary Halloween

At first, with Halloween fast approaching, I thought giving some safety guidelines would be helpful.  The more I thought about it, guidelines aren’t really needed.  I’m sure they would be things you have heard a millions times before.  Sometimes, it’s hard to find the balance of safety vs. being overprotective.  In an age of lightning

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The Language of Love (Part Two)

Last week I asked you to consider the possibility that the people in your life express and receive love in a preferred way.  Of course, I highly recommend you read “The 5 Love Languages of Children” by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell or visit 5lovelanguages.com for even more detail, but for now, I will focus

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Homework Help

When my oldest son started kindergarten, I was all about the homework.  Since I am a stay-at-home parent, I became completely involved in his homework process.  I missed him so much during the day, that I relished this one-on-one time with him.  At about the midpoint of the year, he had the ability to do

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