Posts about parenting

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Is It Funny?

My granddaughter is 2-and-a-half years old now. For anyone who has been around a toddler, you will know that this means the dawn of strong willfulness….

Oct 03, 2013
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Marshmallows, Delayed Gratification, and the Kingdom of Heaven

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though the outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which…

Sep 17, 2013
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10 Ways Orthodox Parents Set Children Up for Moral Failure

Life gets busy and we don’t step back enough to see what we might be doing as parents to hurt our children’s spiritual growth. Being an intentional…

Aug 31, 2013
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Shame to Those That … Feed Their Babies?

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her … for you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply…

Aug 21, 2013
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It Takes a Pan-Orthodox Village

I grew up with the notion that it could take just one parish to keep me in the faith. I was raised in a humble Greek Orthodox Church in Southern California….

Aug 09, 2013
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Transfiguration: It’s All about Change

Transfiguration is a mighty big word for little minds to grasp. Add to that the fact that this feast is tucked away in the Dormition Fast, and it is easy…

Aug 01, 2013
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Looking Deeper

My best friend in high school had been sexually abused by her father from the time she was twelve until she left home at eighteen. My fourteen-year-old…

Jul 08, 2013
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The Wig Story

Written May 2, 2013 As you know, I had mixed feelings about getting a wig. I feel most comfortable bald, but my children were saddened by my bald head….

Jul 06, 2013
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God Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Summer is in full swing. That means trips to new, exotic places or maybe trips to visit friends in old familiar places. Either way, summer often means…

Jul 05, 2013
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Being Bald: The Up and Down Sides

Written Apr 17, 2013 — 11:44 a.m. I’m feeling better! Pity party over, thanks for bearing with me. So, hair. This subject is just fascinating…

Jun 11, 2013