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Four More Habits of Effective Parents (click to comment)

Raising children is 27% bliss and 73% guerilla warfare. Kids are organized and unionized, so if you’re a frightened, frazzled…

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Four Habits of Highly Effective Parents (click to comment)

My Mother once told me, “Sonny, if you don’t have answers, ask someone who does.” I was six months old…

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Surprise! (click to comment)

Have you ever been surprised?  The greatest surprise of my life came one evening at the dinner table when my…

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The Bare Witness (click to comment)

It was bath night. A four-year-old and his younger brother were all wet. The older was constructing a bubble beard…

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Little White Lie (click to comment)

When I was 10, Miss Ida Weissmuller arrived to teach my fifth grade class. With a thick German accent and…

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Up In Smoke

When I was 10, my friend Gary and I discovered a pack of Player’s Filter Tip, lying in the shade…

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Proverbs 31 Dad (click to comment)

In the book of Proverbs you’ll find 31 short chapters. Thirty chapters tell men to smarten up and guard our…

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I Used to Have Answers (click to comment)

I used to have answers, then I had kids. Three of them, in three short years. I soon discovered that parenting…

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Parachute to Rest

Ever heard of stress? It’s one of the leading joy-suckers out there. Lately I’ve been so tired I can barely…