Nelson Mandela’s quote a reminder of the wisdom of children

Nelson Mandela’s quote a reminder of the wisdom of children

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As we pause to remember Nelson Mandela today, his quote about love coming naturally to the human heart reminds me of what draws me to children. While it is so easy to be consumed by my role in educating them, it is easy to forget about the the natural wisdom they possess. They do, in fact, educate us. If we pay attention.

If you visit google.catoday, you will see a tribute to him with…

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Water: So pretty, yet so powerful

Water: So pretty, yet so powerful

Pretty waterI have been fortunate to live for most of my life around glistening blue water. During my twelve years working in aquatics, I took it for granted and even felt that if there was a day in my future that I never laid my eyes upon another pool, it could not come quickly enough. I have learned to appreciate pretty pool water again, but with the caution of one who has learned not to test its power.

He…

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A Vision For Our Kids celebrates two years, and a call out to Mothers

A Vision For Our Kids celebrates two years, and a call out to Mothers

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This week A Vision For Our Kids celebrates two years. Thank you my dear readers. I have enjoyed our conversations, your comments and connecting with those of you who have reached back through your screens.

I started both of my blogs right around Mother’s Dayand am beginning to believe more and more in that sometimes things happen for a reason. A Vision For Our Kids is to one day become a…

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Happy Mother’s Day! Today is your day.

Happy Mother’s Day! Today is your day.

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Happy Mother’s Day from one of your tribe-mates. Thank you for joining me here today. This is the second anniversary of A Vision for Our Kids.

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For the past few years, Mother’s Day has been gaining significance for me as a day of gratitude, reflection and one of casting all else aside to consistently enjoy present moments with our kids, because I honestly do not know what happened to the…

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Top Mother’s Day gift: Book review of Motherhood by JC Little

Top Mother’s Day gift: Book review of Motherhood by JC Little

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words is an entire book of pictures worth, especially when those pictures speak right to a mother’s heart?

JC Little, The Animated Woman, has released her second book, Motherhood, just in time for Mother’s Day. Look no further for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

This story is for mothers at any and every stage of the journey. Motherhood…

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Hollow or boiled: Why it’s so important to blow out your Easter Eggs!

Hollow or boiled: Why it’s so important to blow out your Easter Eggs!

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Our kids get a kick out of looking at the eggs they dyed years ago.

We get a kick out of looking at these each year!

It’s almost Easter, and I know what all of you with young kids are up to these days.  You’ve got your little tablets of dye, your eggs and dippers and the kits all lined up.

We teachers don’t blink an eye at the stained fingers on our students. We know ‘tis the season for dyeing Easter Eggs. For many years, I mulled over the age-old question:

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My daughter turns thirteen - planning a special experience.

My daughter turns thirteen – planning a special experience.

Baby LarissaToday is my daughter’s thirteenth birthday.

Larissa was chubby and pink and arrived silently at first, before unleashing the fury of her powerful lungs. A force to be reckoned with, as she is today.

I remember the day the doctor told me I was having a girl. I was shocked. I had been so sure that I was having another boy. Then came the anxiety. I considered this world a dangerous and unfriendly…

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Wishing you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Wishing you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I wish you warm thoughts and good luck as we head into Spring! Have a fantastic, day!

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My Dance Moms confession, and dilemma

My Dance Moms confession, and dilemma

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I have a confession to make. I watch Dance Moms. Yes, Dance Moms, the show chronicling the drama of the relationship between Dance School Guru Abby Lee Miller and The Moms of her pre-teen and teen dancers.

My daughteris nearly thirteen and she and her friends are regular viewers. Some watch for the dancing, some for the drama and I suspect many viewers tune in out of disbelief, that a) these moms…

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