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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Monkey See, Monkey Do

“Lectures often confuse our kids, but the example we set is crystal clear.” – Zig Ziglar, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World   I had a little (pleasant) reminder that little eyes are always watching whether I am aware of it or not. As a parent, I don’t usually know what settles into those little…

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“You’re Family”

It has been an interesting roller coaster ride to see how the word Family and its meaning has shifted over the past year. Clear demarcation lines have been blurred or completely eliminated. There is an openness and a willingness to embrace each other into this new concept of  Family. fam·i·lyˈ noun 1. a group consisting of…

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Dinner Conversations….

Dinner Conversations….

Mina came home yesterday after a week with her dad and grandparents. She decided she was ready to talk about her feelings regarding the Divorce. Typical Mina style, she told me that she finally had words to express how she felt and she wanted to discuss them. “It’s hard for a little girl to go…

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Just Ask

There are days everything lines up nice and smooth. Then there are days that resemble a tangled ball of yarn that has fallen to the floor, picked up by the dog and run around the house creating chaos. This is one of those weeks. With the girls in school, both Alex and my cars at…

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Enough Room

Enough Room

So the only thing that matters is to incline one’s own heart to love, because the person who loves is by nature lovable too. Yet if we love only because we want to be endearing, we succumb to the error of expecting results for our efforts. If an action is worth doing, then it doesn’t…

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