Teaching Reading: Straight-Forward and Inexpensive

Teaching Reading: Straight-Forward and Inexpensive

I have so much to say about reading! If I am an enthusiast about anything, it is the concept of teaching children to read well. I will be writing more about the subject in upcoming blog posts, but for now, I would like to make the following recommendations. Whatever...
Look Up

Look Up

Our seventh child was just four weeks old. We had moved a thousand miles from our home in the country where our kids had played happy and free. Now, we were living in a gated community in a big city. My husband had been home with us the past year, but now his new job...
Read Aloud to Your Children

Read Aloud to Your Children

Teaching your children to read well is one of the best gifts you can give them in life. It is the core of all other subjects and a foundation for future success. Do you know the best place to begin? By reading aloud to your children daily and from a very young age.*...
Be Willing to Sacrifice

Be Willing to Sacrifice

My cherished Israel plate crashed to pieces on the floor. The cause was due to the unbridled exuberance of our normally responsible preteen oldest daughter and son. That was a bad day. My dear friend had brought the plate all the way from Israel for me. The few things...
Say “I’m Sorry”

Say “I’m Sorry”

I really blew it that day. I have blown it many times, but the lesson I learned on this particular day is priceless to me. Without that lesson, our family would look much different today. Happening more than three decades ago, the details are fuzzy, but as far as I...
Does Your Routine Work for You?

Does Your Routine Work for You?

What is your daily routine? Your morning routine? Do you have a routine? If you do, you know what a “servant” it can be. In a way similar to habits, a routine can work for you. Routine is defined as “a sequence of actions regularly followed.”...
One Small Change: Big Results

One Small Change: Big Results

Is something tripping you up that’s making it hard for you to press on? Think about it for a minute. Maybe you’re able to list a dozen things, but can you single out just one? What’s the one thing that, if fixed, would offer vast improvement? Is the house such a...
When the Fig Tree Does Not Bud

When the Fig Tree Does Not Bud

In the first week of this new year, my Dad was hospitalized with Congestive Heart Failure, my brother was diagnosed with Cancer, and our family’s beloved Pediatrician and friend of 30 years took his own life after struggling with Dementia and Parkinson’s....

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