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A “Scarry” Rainy Day

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in children, fun times, grandma, Parenting | 0 comments

A “Scarry” Rainy Day

There’s fun to be had on a rainy day.

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LOVE NOTES

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in attitudes, children, foundations, fun times, Parenting | 2 comments

LOVE NOTES

What could be better than Valentine candy and preprinted cards? Love notes!

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THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in foundations, Uncategorized | 0 comments

THE TRANSFORMATION PROJECT

Who doesn’t need transforming? We might think we’re okay, but there’s not one of us who couldn’t use a little character improvement in our lives.

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HOW CAN WE PREVENT BULLYING? LAY A SOLID FOUNDATION OF SELF-WORTH

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in children | 4 comments

HOW CAN WE PREVENT BULLYING? LAY A SOLID FOUNDATION OF SELF-WORTH

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SEARCHING FOR ANTIBULLYING SOLUTIONS

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in antibullying, bullying, children, Parenting, teaching | 4 comments

SEARCHING FOR ANTIBULLYING SOLUTIONS

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Treat others the way you want to be treated. Are there any better words of wisdom to stop bullying?

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RECOGNIZING BULLIES

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in antibullying, bullying, child rearing, children, grandparents, Parenting, teaching | 7 comments

RECOGNIZING BULLIES

Does a bully recognize a bully? Usually.

Does a person recognize when he/she is the bully? Usually not.

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REMEMBERING DAYS WITH GRANDMA

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in attitudes, blog picture, child rearing, children, foundations, fun times, grandparents, humor, include featured picture in blog, Parenting, remembering, Uncategorized | 2 comments

When we were sad, Grandma opened the freezer and pulled out the half-gallon of ice cream. She passed spoons without bowls, and we sat round the table, dipping into the carton until our problems melted away. We talked about school and teachers, boys and bullies. Those were the days with Grandma.

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MEET MY AUTHOR FRIEND, PEGG THOMAS

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in children, front page, Uncategorized | 2 comments

MEET MY AUTHOR FRIEND, PEGG THOMAS

A delicious novella from new author, Pegg Thomas. “Embattled Hearts” is one of nine novellas within “The Pony Express Romance Collection”.

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WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in children, devotional, Parenting, remembering | 4 comments

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS?

Tommy wasn’t a nice little boy. He taunted children at school and in the neighborhood, and he never shared toys. Most often, he yelled at his playmates and called them names like dummy, dodo, and stupid. The fact that no one came to his party wasn’t surprising at all. Maybe it was a wakeup call for him regarding his behavior.

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CHRISTMAS DINNER: DELICACIES OR DISASTERS?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in children, grandma, remembering | 2 comments

CHRISTMAS DINNER: DELICACIES OR DISASTERS?

We all have them. Memories of relatives bringing Christmas food delicacies for the big day. Food that we would never think of eating in a million years

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CHRISTMAS DEEDS

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in antibullying, attitudes, bullying, children, humor, Parenting, teaching | 5 comments

CHRISTMAS DEEDS

Christmas is the season for thinking of others. Here is an excerpt from my book, Izzy and the Real Truth About Moose Boy.
Chapter 14
CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE HOMELESS
Mr. Overly turned Christmas Eve into a class project at the rescue mission across town. He told us, “Giving is better than receiving.”

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A LITTLE TONGUE-IN-CHEEK HUMOR ABOUT “KIDS”

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013 in attitudes, child rearing, children, front page, humor, Parenting, teaching | 4 comments

A LITTLE TONGUE-IN-CHEEK HUMOR ABOUT “KIDS”

What do you give children who protest doing chores and hate minding their manners? Why…a Pygmy goat, of course! It’s the sure fire way to teach without saying a word.

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TEACHING CHILDREN THE ART OF MAKING FRIENDS

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in attitudes, blog picture, child rearing, children, foundations, grandparents, Parenting, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Regardless of when school begins, there is one thing that tops the list of childhood worries—

making friends.

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