Service in a Show

Nov 12

Hey, there. Thanksgiving’s almost here. Then there’s a few days of whirlwind (pageant, choir performance, parties, finals, shopping, deep breath), then winter break. In the middle somewhere, we drop off some canned goods or make an end-of-the-year donation to a worthy cause. Whew. Trust me, I know it can be exhausting. I’m tired just thinking about...

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Acts of Service vs. Lifestyle of Service

Nov 04

The eye roll. Anyone with kids older than preschool has seen it. In my house, with two girls (third and sixth grade), we have the eye roll down to an art. Me: Could you please pick up your clothes off the floor next to the laundry basket and put them in the laundry basket? Them: Eye roll. Me: While I get dinner ready, could you please fill the glasses with water?...

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Better Than Black Friday!

Oct 26

Even though we are only 3 months into the school year, we’re ready to make room in our warehouse for new items. For one week only, the following products will be 40% off! Don’t wait! Sale begins tonight at midnight and ends Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 pm.   Re:Connect Posters                         Regular Price: $60     SALE: $36 100...

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The Mystery Child

Oct 23

  Each child is different. And so is each parent’s way of dealing with their individual children. We welcome writer, Tim Walker, from, as he writes about individuality from a parent’s perspective.    the mystery child   when i was a kid, i wanted to be joe hardy from the hardy boys. well, to be perfectly honest, i wanted to be...

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We’re All Unique, Just Like Everyone Else

Oct 15

At some time in a child’s life, someone has had to explain to them that every person is different.  Every child is unique and that’s what makes them special.  These conversations happen every day in classrooms across the country.  It’s important.  We want to raise a generation that celebrates and values each other’s differences. My family has a lot in common. We...

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Individuality and Sense of Self

Oct 06

My kids are 8 and 11 years old, so for the past several years the month of October has looked about the same for me. From October 1st until about the 20th, each of my girls spends 80% of her day thinking about what she might be for Halloween. At least twice a week, our dinner conversations revolve around what they want “to be” and how they might best costume...

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