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Lovely Lesson ~ 5 Ways To Take Control Of Your Patience

It is 4:30 pm and I’ve just picked up the kids from school and daycare. I think to myself, what can I whip up for dinner in the next 30 minutes? One little darling asks me for a snack, another is whining for milk and an iPad, the third is dumping out an entire container of Legos, […]

To the Good Guys

My toddler son is very into good guys and bad guys. Amazingly, he can name scores of good and bad Star Wars and Marvel super hero characters by name. And to top it all off, he frequently leaves the house in costumes that range from Darth Vader to Spiderman.  One summer morning, I had to […]

Nature’s Gifts

The end of my favorite news program, CBS Sunday Morning, always concludes with a “Moment of Nature.”  The two-minute video clips vary from melting snow near a mountain stream to buzzing bees in a field of wildflowers.  I find myself so captivated by these serene nature scenes that, I must admit, I have found myself streaming “Moments […]

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

I love baking with my children.  Yes, they whine and argue over whose turn is next, but they literally jump for joy when I ask them if they want to help me to bake cookies. Yesterday, I believe that we mastered the perfect chocolate chip cookie.  And surprisingly, that beautiful batch taught us a few […]

Lessons from Lincoln

A few days ago, I took a field trip with my 7th and 8th grade students to Springfield, Illinois.  We visited Lincoln’s home, the Illinois Capitol building, Lincoln’s Presidential Museum, and the Village of New Salem.  Before taking my students on the field trip, however, I showed them a documentary called Looking for Lincoln.  Henry Louis […]