On Being a Less-Than-Perfect Mom
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On Being a Less-Than-Perfect Mom

My youngest child turned 30 last month. Thirty! It’s almost inconceivable. But time marches relentlessly on, whether we want it to or not. Both of my sons are doing well, as seen through the eyes of the world. They make good money, have good wives, and two kids each. They seem happy and content. Yet,…

How to Have a Month of Gratitude
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How to Have a Month of Gratitude

November is the perfect month to focus on developing the attitude of gratitude in both yourself and your children. Having a month of gratitude will – hopefully – teach our children (and maybe ourselves) more about living a less-entitled, less-materialistic life. Gratitude, especially for young children, may begin with a focus on material things, such…

Christians and Halloween
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Christians and Halloween

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? It’s a question that gets asked frequently at this time of year. There are good people on both sides of the Christians and Halloween discussion. There are good reasons for a yes answer and good reasons for a no answer. I’m not trying to convince you one way or the other…

A Simple Fall Bucket List
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A Simple Fall Bucket List

It’s the first day of fall, but the forecast here in Georgia is for 90+ temps today, and we broke 90 all week last week. The weather is supposed to drop into the 80s next week, but it’s still a far cry from sweater weather! Still, it is fall and in honor of the season,…

7 Tips For a Great School Year
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7 Tips For a Great School Year

A new school year is upon us – or at least it’s upon me! My students arrive in two days from when I’m writing this. Before this is posted I’ll be well underway in my 17th year of teaching elementary school. I’m part excited, part scared, part nervous – all normal feelings for me. At…