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5 Special Books for Special Kids

1 week ago

I have special kids. I’m sure you do, too. I mean, all kids are special, right? But…some more than others. My older son is very special. He is very wise. He is a talented pianist and violinist. He has a…

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10 Weird Books Kids Should Read Before Turning 10

3 months ago

 As big-time readers, our home is always filled with books–especially books that could be described as fantastic, nerdy, and straight up weird. You know, books that will tickle the brain and make your kid turn her head sideways in a,…

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Teaching Kindness to Kids By Driving the Extra Miles

6 months ago

We were about two minutes away from school when my 15-year-old daughter gasped: she had forgotten something at home…meringues she had stayed up making until 2:00 am the night before for a class project. I glanced backward at her through…

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Memories on Mother’s Day

8 months ago

I have two sons. They are  8 and 11. They do what we tell them to do for the most part because they are children and when you have children you kind of get to tell them what to do. Take…

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Fasting for Yom Kippur

1 year ago

With the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur approaching, I thought this would be a good time to talk about fasting, especially what it is like to fast when your children are not old enough to do so. Judaism is a…