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Memories of August

children at play

Our feet had walked and waded through every path and creek we could find. We had built our forts and dismantled them. We rebuilt some of them and later abandoned them. The days were hot, too hot for outdoor play, and so after supper we all ventured into the dusk to reconnect our friendships with backyard and front-yard games.

More Time

family time

For just a moment, I wished the nostalgic wish that crosses every mother’s mind from time to time. I wished that I could go back in time and hear the youthful voices of my children and their friends one more time.

Saving Blooper

The Real Blooper
Blooper

A fictionalized and embellished account of the true story of saving Blooper, a lost kitten who's fight to survive and persistence paid off.

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Tags: cats, children, family, pets, stories, fiction, life, life stories

WWII Story: Enemies or Victims?

bombed building in Germany

While it is important to remember the horror of the concentration camps and the atrocities Hitler perpetrated upon the world, war is horrible from every vantage point. I know it's hard to feel sympathy for the Nazis, but this story has helped me remember that not all Germans were Nazis. Many were just victims of their times in the same way that many refugees are today.

Punishment vs. Discipline:
Are You a Parent Bully?

fighters

Do you remember being told or telling a rival to “pick on someone your own size?” As parents, it’s easy to forget our children are not our size, and confuse punishment with discipline.