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  • They Got the Beat

    This may seem like common sense, but far too many parents overlook this obvious fact: Children are unique individuals who grow and mature at their own pace. We love to…

  • What You Are Not

    There is freedom when we realize, once and for all, that we cannot be anything we want to be.

  • The Grinch That Stole Mommy

    Originally posted  December 1, 2009  By: Jenny Runkel Avoiding the Grinch spirit at Christmas and embracing the real spirit of the season. I hate the Christmas season. Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word. That’s the problem with being a writer. Everyone pays really close attention to your words and if you’re not careful, […]

  • Holiday Survival Guide Part I

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012 By: Hal Runkel Do more than just “make it through” another holiday season. Originally published on October 9, 2009. When Andy Williams sang the lyric, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, he must have been joking. What with presents to buy, parties to attend, and cheer to spread, we often […]