Posts about parenting

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Super Dad

A few weeks ago I reached into my mailbox and pulled out a free copy of “Parents” magazine’s June issue. These random complimentary issues are…

Jun 15, 2014
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The Great Confusion

Recently, I went to a talent show at my kids’ school. It was enjoyable to watch an entirely random blend of performances unfolding in front of a room…

Jun 15, 2014
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Letters from Your Father

When our son Adam was three years old, my husband Barry decided to start writing to him in a journal and then hand it to him when he turned 18. That time…

Jun 14, 2014
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Have Today’s Kids Forgotten How to Play?

“I miss my TV,” my daughter’s classmate lamented to me. We were on our third day of an elementary school camp. Though we had luxuries like heated…

Jun 09, 2014
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Disturbing Legends: Behind the Wisconsin Stabbing

Just when you think you’ve heard everything, there’s a new story in the news to shock you. One week ago, two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls, Morgan Geyser…

Jun 07, 2014
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The Little Whisper – Are You Listening?

It was a typical cloudy, drizzly morning in a Seattle suburb near my home. I had just taken my dog for a walk in a park near my daughter’s school. Funny…

Jun 04, 2014
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Apostles Fast Activities for Children

We are about to enter the Apostles fast, which is almost certainly the least appreciated fast of the church calendar. Sometimes it can feel like we just…

Jun 03, 2014
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How do you take God on vacation?

As a child, oftentimes my parents taught me how to live our faith without ever speaking a single word. Their actions spoke volumes in the silence as we…

May 31, 2014
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My Great-Grandmother’s Offering

Last week, I baked prosphora for the first time in a while. This is such a special blessing for an Orthodox Christian! To give an offering to our Creator,…

May 31, 2014
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Holy Fist Bumps and Raising Children

This past Sunday, I received a holy fist bump. Yes, I am serious, a holy fist bump. It was given to me by a nervous 8-year-old new altar boy. It is a story…

May 30, 2014