Category Archives: Parenting

How exciting can “normal” be?

August 30, 2011 Tomorrow is the first day of class for my 15-year old son. I’m sure it would be an exciting event, if we had time to think about it. Tomorrow I am shopping with my oldest daughter, helping … Continue reading

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Using chores to build self-esteem in children

August 28, 2011 I have always upheld the belief that having the responsibility to complete chores is important for a child’s growth. My children have had assigned chores since they were preschoolers. As they got older, the type of chores … Continue reading

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Soaking under the stars

August 18, 2011 I dragged myself out of bed this morning, having slept very little, if at all, last night. I spent most of the night in pain from my broken heart. The anguish created a turmoil from my brain … Continue reading

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Transformation of a mother

July 31, 2011 I have come a long way since my first child went to the Transformation for Peace program. This program involves my sending my young 12 to 15 year old overseas for a nine to twelve day summer … Continue reading

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