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’Tis the season of our discontent

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Faith & Inspiration | Thanksgiving dinner had just ended when someone asked if I was going to Target’s 10 p.m. sale. I wasn’t, but the irony slapped me hard. Here we had been,

Love changes everything … still

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | In the wake of the election, how are your friendships faring? If you’re anything like the people I’ve spoken to in the last week, your answer is, “Not…

Awareness or enticement?

Awareness or enticement?

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Last week I made the mistake of Facebooking my surprise at learning that the kindergartners at the elementary school across the street were participating in…

Good writing: The missing link to good grades

Good writing: The missing link to good grades

By Amy Henry
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Education | After enduring several frustrating decades of wildly ineffective nuevo-education, those who aren’t so embedded in a faltering system that they’ve lost the…

Let the little children struggle

Let the little children struggle

By Amy Henry
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Parenting | Do you have a child who is behind in school, who can’t seem to get his homework completed on time, who hates to do math? Have you ever been tempted to come…

When parents 'fail'

When parents 'fail'

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Family | Like in the nightmare, his mother found him in his bedroom, he whom she bore in her stretched-out body for most of a year. Dead and shattered, just months…

Control vs. trust for a homeschooling mom

Control vs. trust for a homeschooling mom

By Amy Henry
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Education | School jitters. They aren't just for children anymore, I'm discovering. This year, after 16 years of homeschooling, I'm putting two of my boys in school. When…

Olympic inspiration

Olympic inspiration

By Amy Henry
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Sports | I don't know about you, but my family has stayed up way too late the past two weeks watching the Olympics. The kids are riveted on Lolo and Michael P. and…

Fix me, Jesus

Fix me, Jesus

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | There's a wonderful scene in the movie Joyful Noise , where the mother (played by Queen Latifah) sits at the piano in the darkened sanctuary of her church. Up to…

You can't reason sin out of kids

You can't reason sin out of kids

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Family | I read a wonderful blog post this week by one of my fellow Patheos peeps, Zeke Pipher, about the fallacy of formulaic parenting. According to Zeke, the…

A distorted view

A distorted view

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | The other day my 13-year-old daughter bought a full-length mirror for her room. She set it up in her closet and we all went in to admire it. Then I screamed,

Moms judging moms

Moms judging moms

By Amy Henry
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Family | Are you a mother with a bratty kid? Do you feed him junk food? Is he overweight? If so, according to a Today Moms survey, you already have three strikes against…

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