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 ]

How A Little Girl Added Color To My Life

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I had signed up to be a school volunteer and was helping a six-year-old girl with her homework. But it turned out I was the one in need of help. [ Read More ]

Reading with Friends

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Here you see my friend’s son, Vasyl. He’s really kind to everyone. He even befriended these two! Looks like he and his new friends like to read. [ Read More ]

Ryan Loves Dogs

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Ryan fell in love, and asleep, with his new puppy dogs. He’s such an animal-lover! [ Read More ]

Fighting At The Football Game With “North Korea”

As a kid, I loved going to sporting events with my Father. While this was never his thing, he took me to games because he knew I loved it.  The most memorable game we ever went to was a NY Jets football game. I think I was 9 at the time, and we didn’t even … [ Read More ]

Lost in Thought

One day while eating lunch, I noticed my four-year-old, Alex, staring out the window. He sat motionless in a pensive daze, completely transfixed on something in the back yard. I looked out there to see what was so captivating. Nothing in particular caught my eye. [ Read More ]

Why Didn’t I Think Of That?

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One Saturday afternoon, my husband and I went to go visit our one-and-a-half year old niece. I was trying to get her to eat, but nothing was working. Enter: my husband, with a perfectly simple plan that worked (at first). [ Read More ]

Plumbing the Depths

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I was never comfortable swimming, but underwater I was a poor man’s Jacque Cousteau. [ Read More ]

Why the Groom is Wearing Black

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Not too long ago I attended a good friend’s wedding. As I sat there admiring the happy couple, I heard a little girl (this was mostly likely the first wedding she ever attended) ask her mother a question. [ Read More ]

The Queen Of Kool-Aid

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My son, Chuck, was eleven and my daughter, Ruth, was nine at the time. Chuck approached me one day with a serious look on his face. [ Read More ]