Writing for Publication

“Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal” in Parents Magazine

June 24, 2013

I was surprised to learn that tattling is a perfectly normal – albeit annoying – stage of child development. Kids tattle for a variety of reasons – to get attention or to get another child in trouble, for example – but unless they learn – and practice – conflict resolution skills, tattling may become a […]

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Start a Family Book Club This Summer

June 11, 2013

My husband and I always have loved to read. So it’s no surprise that our three boys are readers, too. Every summer, each one of us has his or her nose in a book, especially when we go on vacation. But this summer, for the first time, our boys are in different places, and we […]

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Challenge Yourself!

May 23, 2013

On a trip to Iceland last summer, there were lots of new things to try, from rotten shark dipped in something called “Black Death” to walking on a glacier blackened by ash from a recent volcano. Each time we were presented with something new to try, our guide encouraged us with what would become our […]

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Thinking Beyond Orange

October 6, 2012

Every year about this time, my family goes in search of some pumpkins for our front porch. There are five people in our family, so we have to have at least five pumpkins. Somehow we always end up with more! We usually go to the same farm to pick pumpkins right out of the field. […]

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Fighting Page Fright

June 29, 2012

Author E. B. White often commented on how much courage it took to write, and how courage could fail even the most accomplished author. White spoke from experience. He would do anything to avoid writing. Yet, despite his fear, E.B. White managed to produce award-winning work that included the beloved Charlotte’s Web. The courage to […]

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