December 29, 2015

Before you celebrate the new year, celebrate the old one

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As we enjoy the holidays, I’m taking time this week to review the past year. Can you find an hour or two to do the same? It should encourage you and help you prepare for the months ahead. First, if you have a list of goals for the year, review them. No written goals? Mentally […]

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December 22, 2015

Grace & Gratitude When Life Hurts

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By Kathy Kuhl Grace in difficult times—an odd topic for Christmas? It’s certain that sometime our kids will suffer. (Some of you are watching your children suffer today. I am sorry.) But strip back the years on the Christmas story and consider—a pregnant young engaged woman, with no family but her fiancé nearby, nowhere to […]

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December 15, 2015

Distractibility, the Christmas tree, and me

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By Kathy Kuhl [Note below about last week’s prize winners.] Who isn’t distracted this time of year? Lovely ornaments, music, delicious foods—but more to do, too. It’s an especially tough time for our children and teens who are distractible or who have sensory processing difficulties: the intensity can be overwhelming. When he was small, my […]

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December 08, 2015

Gifts your child can make

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By Kathy Kuhl Our kids are restless with the holidays are upon us. In a world of advertisements, how to do we help our kids grow more generous, and less greedy? One way is to let them make gifts this season. But if you’re like me, you’re busy and a bit tired, and time and money are […]

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December 01, 2015

Take 3 minutes–you could win a book

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I’m thankful for my readers this holiday season, and always. I’d like to serve you better. If you’ll take three minutes to answer four questions here, you can enter to win a copy of Staying Sane as You Homeschool or Encouraging Your Child. The more entries I get, the more copies I’ll give. The survey ended Saturday, […]

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