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Life Lesson from a 9-Month-Old

Life Lesson from a 9-Month-Old

The following story is a reflection from a mother of a 9-month-old. Watching her son grow, she has realized that she grows because of how he lives – always pushing his limits, always learning, not afraid of challenges and pain, and never giving up.  “While we try to...

Teaching Character: Think About the Future to Adjust in the Present

Teaching Character: Think About the Future to Adjust in the Present

My son is almost nine. He loves to make things. Cardboard boxes, scraps of cloth or wood, and pieces of anything and everything are sources of imagination and delight for him. I’ve had to covertly throw out many, many things, or else our house would have likely become...

Making 2021 a “God & Me” Year

Making 2021 a “God & Me” Year

Our family mapped out our vision and goals for the new year last month. In 2021, my daughter wants to take time and give intentional focus to deepening her personal relationship with God. She wrote out her goal and surrounded it with words that she felt describe that...

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

One Thing You Can Do Every Morning to Make Your Life Better

When I started college, my sister shared a poem with me. Just as life was getting busy with classes, grades, projects, labs, clubs, and making ends meet, that poem anchored me. And as life progressed - work, marriage, kids - the poem anchored me.The Difference I got...

I Want to be like Simon Cowell: Seeing and Drawing Out Innate Potential

I Want to be like Simon Cowell: Seeing and Drawing Out Innate Potential

I just want to share a link I hope you all will find as inspiring as I have: Simon Cowell’s Top 4 “I Know What I’m Doing” Moments This is Simon Cowell, a well known talent scout and judge on several talent competitions. In this particular video, he would stop a...

Raising Our Children to Become Co-Creators

Raising Our Children to Become Co-Creators

We are raising co-creators. So let’s let God’s creativity shine. Parents are such a big part of nurturing this. Parents encouraging creativity is important. Children feeling that their parents believe in them can also be life-changing. There is that adorable scene at...

Potty and Perfection

Potty and Perfection

My son is in the middle of potty training. He is getting pretty close to achieving “fully trained” status, but not quite at 100%. We started with the discussion about becoming a “big boy,” put away the diapers, replaced them with cool superhero and dinosaur underwear,...

Being Responsible for My Choices

Being Responsible for My Choices

“Why should I practice piano?” Yoshi asked himself. He had a choice between practicing his piano or continue reading his comic book. “I promised I would practice every day,” he reminded himself. “And practice helps me in many ways. I get better at piano so I can play...

Bridge of Trust

Bridge of Trust

“Did you brush your teeth?” David’s mother asked him. Without thinking, David almost said, “Yes.” But he stopped himself. He hadn’t brushed his teeth. It was a habit to give mom the answer he thought she wanted, even if it wasn’t true. “No.” he said, “But I will now.”...

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