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Be a Bookworm Family

Posted on June 7, 2018 in

by Susan G Mathis A recent study out of the University of Nevada at Reno discovered that a child who has more than 25 books in his or her home has the equivalent of a year of education, and a child who has read or been read 500 or…

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Parenting and Honoring My Parents

Posted on May 17, 2018 in

by Kathy Howard Due to Mom’s worsening dementia, she could not stay alone while my father was hospitalized. Each day we drove to the hospital to spend the bulk of the day with Dad and then I took her home for the night. During t…

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Dear Solo Parent, You Are Not Alone

Posted on April 17, 2018 in

by Robert Beeson Let’s start with a census fact. One in three US households is a single-parented home. It is common to feel isolated going through the solo season, not knowing where you fit in or where you belong. The truth is y…

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Raising Children in Today’s Culture

Posted on April 15, 2018 in

by Arlene Pellicane Many parents today are floundering and full of fear. They need not only encouragement, but a game plan to raise moral children in an increasingly immoral world. Kids are more demanding, entitled, prone to atten…

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The Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on April 6, 2018 in

by Grace Fox Tuesday, March 19, 1985, forever changed my life. That’s the day my oldest daughter was born with massive hydrocephalus—too much water on the brain. Stephanie needed a shunt inserted in her head to drain the fluid…

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My Grandmother’s Eyes

Posted on February 13, 2018 in

by Angela Breidenbach Prepping for bedtime, I looked in the mirror and saw my grandmother’s face. Somehow, I saw my memories of her, in me. I felt connected though she’s long gone. She’s in the shape of my chin, …

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Read Aloud to Your Children

Posted on January 8, 2018 in

by Diane Stortz We often say children spell love T-I-M-E. But I think they also spell it R-E-A-D. Children who are regularly read to learn to enjoy reading. Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, said, “Every time you …

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