Why summer camp is magic

Why summer camp is magic A couple days ago, my husband and I popped in on the summer kids’ camp that our church runs. Going is a little luxury we give ourselves as the camp founders, even though we no longer have the pleasure of working there all week. When I...

4 values moms need this school year

4 values moms need this school year It’s time for my yearly back-to-school blog—the kind that gets you misty-eyed and nostalgic about where the time has gone. Your baby is going to kindergarten. Your baby is going to middle school. Your baby is going to high school....

How to raise an entitled child

Entitlement is the cultural buzzword for the millennial generation. But I’m not sure people really know what that means. They just know they’re annoyed when a young person won’t say thank you. The dictionary definition of entitlement is “to...

Ode to a Snow Day

Snow day, you beguile us. You claim “Day off!” and we celebrate with ecstasy and anticipation of joys yet undiscovered. But we forget the rhythm of a “snow day.” It begins with an early morning routine too lately interrupted by a joyful...

Breathe

I’m taking time to breathe this week. I would feel guilty about it if my kids and husband weren’t all away from home. But since they are, I’ve gifted myself with a mini-vacation, a hall pass to loiter, think, write, read. (This is not a to-do list! I...

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