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The Hurry Makes Us Hurt

Ann Voskamp must have been reading my journal when she wrote, "The hurry makes us hurt" in her book, One Thousand Gifts. Voskamp is right. Hurry hurts. Hurry betrays us every time. Hurry is the alarm that interrupts our rest. Hurry is the thief that steals our joy. read more

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Raising Great Kids: Dealing with Selfishness

Trying to teach your preschoolers to be giving, but bumping up against bouts of selfishness? Here, Drs. Cloud and Townsend discuss developmentally appropriate expectations for how to deal with the ugly selfish monster in every kid. read more

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Speaking Goodness

I believe words have heartbeats. Filled with electrical energy, pulsing with potential to bring life or death depending on the intention. Words stick with us. They imbed deep behind our ribs and echo their beating voice in our inner most places. read more

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Goodness in the Hurry

I’ll be honest; sometimes I’m just in way too much of a hurry trying to manage a two year old and four year old to bother with the positive comments. In fact, if I’m really honest, I’m often in too much of a hurry and too stressed to even stop and notice the goodness in my children. read more

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Good Play

It’s January: when the holidays are over, the kids grow tired of their new toys, and everything seems to go a bit flat. Reacquaint yourself with some good, old-fashioned play to help banish those winter doldrums. Check out our list of age-appropriate ideas. read more