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Becoming Santa: Why I Keep the Tradition and Symbol of Santa Claus Alive

Watching my own 4 children race to their stockings on Christmas brings back the incredible happy memories of my own childhood. Not only does it bring back the memory of…

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How to Enjoy the Parenting Roller Coaster

Have you ever watched your 6 year old voluntarily gather up his little brother or sister after they have hurt themselves and compassionately comfort and tend to them? It’s moments…

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How Parents can Bust Through Ambivalence and Self Doubt: 6 Simple Ways

Last autumn my brother in law took my family rock climbing. We went to the beautiful “City of Rocks” in Idaho. “The City” as it is called by climbers, is…

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10 Things Parents Should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 2

I know yesterday you probably thought I couldn’t count when I presented only 5 things Parents Should know about kids when I titled the post 10 Things Parents Should Know…

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10 Things Parents should Know About Kids and Stop Freaking Out About: Part 1

I always tell my wife I need to be compiling a book of all the things you never thought you would have to say to another human being that have…

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Important “Crossroads:” 5 Moments That Make a Difference

As I climbed into bed one Saturday night my wife leaned over to me and said softly, “Could I talk to you about something?” I already had a slight idea…

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