Monthly Archives: September 2012

Be not conformed to this world…on picture day

Tomorrow is picture day at my kids’ elementary school, and this year is a big one: my daughter is in fifth grade. While the children in the other grades usually sport a range of attire (with my kids typically at … Continue reading

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Pushing Muslim Buttons

My eight-year old twin sons are masters at pushing each other’s buttons. In a matter of seconds, one small provocation can transform peaceful playtime into Armageddon. ¬†Usually the dispute is over something unbelievably stupid, like who has the right to … Continue reading

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Searchin’ for the Sabbath

Mom – when are we going to have time to do nothing? My eight-year old son Andrew recently asked this question after we’d been going non-stop for the past 48 hours. Andrew, who loves to read, play Legos, and just … Continue reading

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