Snow days in April

Today is a snow day. Or, more precisely, it’s a sleety freezing rain day, which means that all the kids

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Broadening Your Community

One of the things that I’ve found myself saying more and more as time goes on, whether I’m teaching an

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Becoming a man

My eldest son will turn 13 this week, the age in many cultures when a boy is considered to become

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Busy hands

It’s March Break! Unfortunately, I have no absolute cure for the craziness you’re probably enduring right now, but here are

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What Not To Say

As an adoptive parent, I some times hear some pretty insensitive things. It’s not that people are intending to be

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Getting Motivated

I’ve always been a pretty self-motivated person. If I think something is worth doing, I don’t generally need people to

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I was scared to tell you

Almost two months ago, a friend came over to play and lost his phone. We searched everywhere for it, but

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Words of affirmation

So much of parenting involves direction, instruction, and discipline. Depending on the age and stage of the children, it can

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Parenting differently

I love all my kids just as much. I don’t love them all the same, because different people need to

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