Joy

The news these days can really make the world seem awful. And there are certainly things that need improving! Yet, as we study ancient times with my 2nd grader this school year, it is a constant reminder of how far the world has come. Recently I came across a resource developed by the University of […]

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Sunday Paper

The local Sunday paper holds great & vivid memories of comics, coupons, and a common narrative. On this journey to “do good, seek peace, and go after it!” it has been a joy to seek the example of people doing amazing things in this world. Included among those is Maria Shriver. This spring I had […]

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20 minutes a day

Reading to our children 20 minutes a day is fabulous, full of fun, learning time! Even when they are at the age when they request the same book, over-and-over-and-over again 🙂 Another 20 minutes-a-day routine we try to be in with our kids was shared with us by our daughter’s wonderful preschool teacher. She said […]

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the next right thing

Have you ever felt stuck, confused, worried, or that your life or our world is off-track? This simple wisdom keeps me motivated on the days I am feeling overwhelmed and have no enthusiasm for what comes next. It is likely a mantra for many of you already, but it is fairly new to me. I […]

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Finding your purpose

On Being with Krista Tippet is a favorite podcast for long car drives. She explores spirituality with many amazing people of different religious (or no religious) affiliations. One program in particular with Jesuit priest James Martin spoke to me at a time I was needing an infusion of purpose and grappling with the baby blues. […]

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Preparing for transitions

My heart goes out to children and parents as tears spring-up when it is time to go. Sometimes it is a whimpering cry, and other times a full-out tantrum (like I saw today at the park, which prompted this post). This was something we hoped to avoid for our family and have been successful in […]

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Happy Independence Day!

We are incredibly grateful to live in the United States of America! And hold dear the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the […]

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