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A gamer grows up

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Family | Dear Benjamin: Rob Lowe isn’t the only one sending his child off to college. As I write this letter, you are 17 years old and 17 days away from high…

Mom’s best gift to her kids

Mom’s best gift to her kids

By Amy Henry
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Family | Stay-at-home moms are on the rise, and it’s about time. If you’re like me, you’re exhausted from the working mom/stay-at-home mom debate and having to…

Redeeming supper

Redeeming supper

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Family | This morning, my daughter came into the kitchen and said in a huff, “Why don’t we ever eat at the table anymore?” Good question. When I envision supper,

Noah’s opportunity

By Amy Henry
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Culture | We haven’t seen the movie, Noah , yet, but the flack surrounding it has already been the center of several conversations at our house. The question being: How…

When it’s bad to be good

When it’s bad to be good

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Family | The other morning in church, I asked my nine-year-old if he would ask two other boys to help him collect and put away the hymnals. Cooper shook his head and…

A school’s pursuit of the true, the beautiful, and the good

By Amy Henry
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Education | It’s 7 p.m. on a school night and a woman wearing socks with her flip flops is discussing the finer points of free speech with a gaggle of students she…

Little girl lost

By Amy Henry
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Family | Earlier this week, as we watched our son’s last basketball game of the season, a strange, muffled alarm rang out and people grabbed their phones to find an…

Facing the funk of February

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | A week in and February is already weighing heavy. I’m not sure why. Our winter here in Kansas has been mild (for Kansas) thus far; we’ve not been…

Tell your children a story

Tell your children a story

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Albert Einstein once said, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more…

Finding blessings in our afflictions

Finding blessings in our afflictions

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | “Is the fear of throwing up ruining your life?”  This is the question I asked in my most-commented-on blog post to date. Two years after writing…

The courage not to be nice

The courage not to be nice

By Amy Henry
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Culture | If you have children or, well, ears, these last few weeks you’ve been pummeled with various renditions of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with its…

The gift of a crisis

The gift of a crisis

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | Have you ever received a crummy gift? A dozen years ago my brother showed up with presents for my children. Everything went well until he gave the last gift…

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