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Posts Tagged: raising children

Book Beat – Girl’s Guide to Life

Being a tween girl isn’t easy. Family! Friends! School! Food and exercise! Wouldn’t it be great to have a guide? The Girl’s Guide to Life is a delight. Sherry Kyle comes alongside tween girls with a warm, upbeat voice, like your fun aunt or your friend’s mom, who is way cooler than your mom. Girls… Read more »

Lessons from the 1940s – Letting Go

All right, so this is a World War I poster, not World War II, but the message struck me this week. The mother presents her son to Uncle Sam: “Here he is, Sir.” Uncle Sam replies, “We need him and you too!” Forgive me for being sentimental, but this past week my husband and I… Read more »

Lessons from the 1940s – Let Boys Be Boys

My two sons’ favorite TV show is “Mythbusters.” Why do they like it? The scientific investigation of urban legends? Sure. The quirky characters and offbeat humor? Yep. But the primary reason…”They blow things up!” I don’t get this. I’m a girl. Explosions don’t appeal to me, and all I can think about is those poor… Read more »