Career Path [PODCAST]

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Randi tries to encourage her 4 and a half year old son to aspire to whatever career he so desires.  He could do WHATEVER he wants! But her son already had a plan for his career path… [ Read More ]

Coaching Kids: “Little White Lies Aren’t All That Bad”

White lies aren’t terrible. Sometimes, they’re needed to make a friend feel better or to diffuse tension until a problem is solved. Other times, they are hilarious. [ Read More ]

Avoiding Traps [PODCAST]

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Nikola tells a funny true childhood story about one Sunday at church. He offers advice on how to avoid traps to the whole community. [ Read More ]

Tic-Tac-Toe on Your Back

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We had a long ride towards our annual family camping trip. The younger generations of my family decided to play Tic-Tac-Toe on their mom’s back. [ Read More ]

Big Bird is What?

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My 2 year old son had heard me tell my older kids that most of the actors on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” were dead. Then we found Big Bird’s star… [ Read More ]

Faith Healing Children

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As a primary school teacher, I get to help the nurse deworm children who have parasites. I dispense the medicine in the classroom by getting the children to fall in line and dropping tablets one by one into their open mouths. [ Read More ]

My Love Story in a Nutshell

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I had proposed to a neighborhood boy when I was little. But he teased me by telling everyone about it for the next 6 years of elementary school. [ Read More ]

Mommy’s Gold Star

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I went along with my sister to my niece’s school. They had performed an endearing play about the planets orbiting the “big, golden Sun.” [ Read More ]

Rock Stars and Princesses

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A few months ago, my 4-year old daughter was trying on clothes. In between outfits, she would go to the center of the room and announce, “Hey everybody, I’m going to be a rock star! Watch me!” [ Read More ]

Pay-Off Time

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Back in the 40’s, on the West Side of Chicago, teenagers didn’t have much of an income stream. One day I heard a rumor that the local Coca-Cola bottling plant was buying bottle caps in bulk. How many caps does it take to make a pound? I was soon to find out. [ Read More ]

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