‘Bee’ All That You Can ‘Bee’

As I sat in the audience while my younger son competed in the county spelling bee, it was difficult to watch.  Partly because I was overly invested every time he stepped up to the microphone, and partly because of having to watch the devastation that befell many of the kids as they misspelled words.  It

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The True Prize

I must admit, my heart dropped to my shoes as the realization dawned on me that my oldest son would be competing in the high jump.  There were two major factors leading up to this thundering heart-drop.  First of all, he had never attempted the high jump in all of his thirteen years, and secondly,

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The Teenager’s World

As promised, I wanted to write a post about the age range of early teens and beyond to give readers options as their kids grow.  In the foreground, before you begin to discuss the broader contexts of the social sphere of a teenager, it is helpful to address the physical aspect of our children’s growing

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Dinner-tainment: How to Keep Little Ones Occupied

As a writer, it is often suggested that I ‘write what I know’.  However, in all fairness to the age ranges my boys have passed through or have yet to enter, I want to include some posts about these time-frames.  Today’s post will focus on the toddler years and then the next will be about

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When A Little Perspective is Needed

Being the lone female in my house, the fact Valentine’s Day comes and goes without much fanfare is a given.  This date mattered much more to me in my younger days, but I have a house to run, articles to write and a life to live.  This may not be the case for those of us

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