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revisiting parenting principles

For the new year, I find it helpful to revisit key principles of parenting, faith and other things.  Here’s a post I wrote in the beginning of my blog about parenting:
I lead workshops for parents to build communication and relationship skills.  I do this not because I’m a perfect parent (far from it), but because it [...]

in the beginning

When I started this site a few months so very long ago, I wrote a few foundational posts on the key words of my byline:  reflections on family, faith and the flux of life.  At that time no one was around to read them, so I thought I’d start the new year fresh with a [...]

talking politics with kids

Whatever your political persuasion, I’m guessing most of you are as weary as I am about the mudslinging rhetoric flying through the airwaves these days.   With less than a week before election day, it keeps getting uglier, and I’m thirsting for real news.  Sometimes it makes me want to hide away until election day is [...]

A hope we can believe in

I admit, I’ve been obsessing a bit about the big election.  I might be getting too involved.  And today, my hope surged with the speeches I heard.
What, you ask?  This election?  For president?
Yes. 
For president of student council at my son’s elementary school. 
Eleven fourth and fifth grade girls and boys—like a little United Nations of european, [...]