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Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. It’s not, in particular, the holiday that matters: it’s the time leading up to it, I think. I enjoy the cooler weather, the Autumn leaves and leaf piles, the warm blankets at night, puddles for the kids to jump in, hot chocolate, popcorn, and more. The holiday itself […]Continue reading
By Larry Moran Growing up in a family with ten children was comparable to being in a large litter of puppies around feeding time. When trying to get food there was extreme chaos with lots of shoving, but after dinner everyone got along with plenty of playfulness. There are so many things that I learned […]Continue reading
Expecting a baby means big changes for your life on the horizon, in quite a significant way! While this time can be very exciting, it can also feel stressful as you try to decide on all the best gear for your little one on the way. One of the most important things you will need […]Continue reading
We’ve all read the headlines again and again: “The importance of play!” Are we listening? Are we putting this advice into action? A report dated June 18, 2015 states: Drug overdose death rates increase in 26 states. The report shares: “Nearly 44,000 people die from drug overdoses each year, a figure that more than doubled […]Continue reading
Have you ever reacted in a moment of anger, only to realize your assumptions were mistaken? I have. Many times. I’m working on that and you likely are, also. Parents, like children, are a work in progress. A few days ago I had the opportunity to exercise my patience and thankfully I caught myself in […]Continue reading
By now most parents understand the value of reading to children (although some folks evidently consider it an unfair advantage). Science has recently proven that reading to children affects their brains in a positive way (which many parents have long known, of course: no research needed). While reading is a wonderful part of a child’s routine, […]Continue reading