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Who is in your lifeboat (and why)?

I recently saw this quote on Facebook: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. – Jim Rohn Author’s note: I’m going to assume as a Mom that this is NOT inclusive of our little people. Seeing it on Facebook was ironic enough. Facebook: where our newsfeed is perpetually bombarded […]

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Character? Be one. But more importantly – raise one.

Building character is a tough thing to wrap your head around. You know when you meet someone who comes across as just genuinely unhappy? Like, if you smile at someone you’re passing in the store and they just glare back at you? I always wonder…what happened that they couldn’t find the silver lining? Luckily enough, […]

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A Simple Way to Stop a Foul Word

Why Words Matter I’m an English teacher, so words really matter to me. Their meaning, their tone, their flow in a sentence, all contribute to their overall impact upon their audience. As a mom, teaching words is an even more complicated job. I’m not talking about language acquisition or building a love of literacy. I’m […]

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The Magic of the Broken Snow Globe

It was a typical weeknight about ten days before Christmas. I had a list of twenty items that needed to be completed before the holiday arrived, yet the idea of sitting on my couch in sweatpants watching Monday Night Football and bouncing around between apps on my phone seemed like a much more appealing decision. […]

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The Reason for the Season: Teaching Young Children about Compassion During the Holidays

Ever since I can remember, my parents participated in sponsoring individuals or families in need around Christmas time. We would all go shopping for necessities such as jackets, gloves, socks, and toiletries. From a very young age, I can recall thinking it was awful that some people didn’t have the basics that I so easily took for […]

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