Category Archives: discipline

Wrapping up the year of Operation Christmas Child

I can be a cheerful giver – especially when it involves the retail and fabric therapy necessary for gathering items through the year to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Retail therapy leaves me quite cheerful. I love scoring great … Continue reading

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Rules, right back at you, Mom

My nephew, Jeremy, and his wife, Tara, have seven children from four months to 12 years old. Tara homeschools and takes the children to music lessons. She maintains a private family blog about their children. With their permission I am … Continue reading

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Cooking ahead, just once

When I began working at the News-Times, my children had 10 days of summer vacation left. I thought it might be a problem keeping them occupied during the day. No problem, as far as they were concerned. They prefer to … Continue reading

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