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Raising Kids of Character: Part 4, teaching JOY

Teaching Joy

ABOUT THE SERIES: This summer, I’m working on developing my kids’ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Each week, we’re focusing on a specific characteristic. Through this series, I’m giving you the books, discussion questions and action plans we’re using. This week: Teaching Joy Up for debate: Whether choosing family-vacation week to teach my kids […]

Raising Kids of Character: Part 3, Teaching LOVE

Teaching Love

ABOUT THE SERIES: This summer, I’m working on developing my kids’ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Each week, we’re focusing on a specific characteristic. Through this series, I’m giving you the books, discussion questions and action plans we’re using. This week: Teaching Love Growing up, my parents and I had a complicated […]

Start with a lie: My new success strategy

success strategies

Those 20 pounds had to go. Eighteen months earlier, I’d been down 40 pounds, but since then, my weight had crept back up. Getting rid of the 20 I’d put back on was part of my grand plan as I retooled motherbility this winter. Instead, I gained another 10. Argh. My friends, if mental flogging […]

Why do we make ourselves small? Have confidence!

confidence

A friend of mine recently asked me to edit a book she’s written. “Well, I mean, it’s not really a book,” she said. “It’s more like a booklet.” — Mary Burke, the former Trek executive who ran for governor in 2014, told me she was grateful for her early supporters “who saw the potential in […]