The Restoration of Harmony

Seated at our kitchen table with my hands wrapped around my hot cinnamon tea, I heard my boys starting their day upstairs.  I knew my moments of quiet solitude would soon evaporate.  As they came down the stairs my younger son chirped his usual, ‘good morning!’  With my oldest, the tone was different. As he

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Talking it Out

My husband and I were seated side by side.  It was late in the evening and I still hadn’t had the opportunity to talk with him.  He had been traveling recently and I had a whole back-log of events and/or items that I wanted to discuss with him.  We were both tired and the conversation

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Say ‘I Love You’ for Valentine’s Day

Everywhere you look there are cute and creative lists about how to say I love you to your child. Like bake them a treat, write a note on their napkin for lunch, send them a card, spell it out in Scrabble letters, etc. These are, of course, adorable and lots of fun. But sometimes kids just

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