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When We Fail

My mom told me a story last night.  About a small failure of hers–and when I say small, I mean small.  Of course, she knew it wasn’t a failure.  There’s no such thing, really.  There are moments of murkiness that turn into clarity, and these are the very moments that teach us the most. Thank […]

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What Do You Want Your Child To Be?

“Happy!” is usually the resounding answer. Christine Carter’s short article “How to Raise Happy Kids” in the Huffington Post gives three deceptively simple tips.  [The article is to highlight her book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents.] One of which is praising a child appropriately.  This is one thing […]

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Two Books We’re Reading Now

It’s hard to find picture books that mirror (exactly) what Liliana’s comprehension and interest levels demand.  You might find the same thing.  So, you do what all parents do, and that is, as you’re reading, you adjust things (that is, until they notice what you’re doing…and balk). These are two we’re enjoying now.  I have […]

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Inspiration is Always Around the Corner

I’m a sucker for: Beautiful art Easy DIY projects And when the two can be combined, yippee for me. See the Geometric Floor Puzzle (from Merrilee’s Mer Mag blog) above?  It’s sponge-painted hardboard.  Perfect for stimulating the imagination…and creating your own lovely piece of heaven.  Brilliant, I say! How about Holly’s Chez Beeper Bebe’s Counting […]

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Favorite Library Finds

Brooke Reynolds of Inchmark contributed her Favorite Library Finds to small magazine here.  [Update on 1.3.11: This link is now dead.  The closest I can get to the list is here.]  Such a great list. ‘Tis the season for meaningful and simple gifts, so FYI. Books last almost forever, and they’re great passer-downers.  [Is that […]

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