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Madeleine L'Engle

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LoveChild 34: What I Knew When I Was Six
When I think back to who I was at six, I have to say that I was probably very much like I am today.
LoveChild 33: A Lesson Learned
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United[...]
LoveChild 32: The Tipping Point
My mother left our visitors in the kitchen, took me up to her bedroom, got a new picture book from the bottom drawer of her dresser, and sat down to read it. Needless to say, I was very puzzled.
LoveChild 31: New Experiences
“Life is a journey with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.” – Anonymous[...]
LoveChild 30: We Start All Over in Crystal City
In my short life, we'd already moved from Indian Head, Saskatchewan, to Wolseley. Now, we moved to Crystal City, Manitoba.
LoveChild 29: As I Turn Four, My Parents Become Restless
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the[...]
A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 3
I discovered a robins' nest above our front door on May 5th, 2014. If you missed the first two parts[...]
LoveChild 28: The Problem We Didn’t Talk About
Looking back now, it seems obvious that I likely had a problem with dairy products. When I was a baby, the doctor had solved my earlier digestion problem by having Mom give me buttermilk instead of regular milk. But then I started drinking milk and everything seemed to be okay. Except when it wasn't.
A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 2
I discovered the robins' nest above our front door on May 5th, 2014. If you missed the first part of[...]
A Robins’ Nest at Our Front Door, Part 1
I opened the front door to get our newspaper and was startled when a bird flew past my head, chirping angrily. I looked at the far side of the door, and saw, on top of our light fixture, a brand new nest.
10 Ways to Survive with Schools Closed and Your Kids at Home
With school closed, many parents are forced to become the teachers. Here are some tips for what to do.
LoveChild 27: A Scary Experience
In the midst of a crowd, when I couldn't see my parents, I felt a little bit afraid. But when a man tried to help me by putting me on his shoulder to help me see, I was terrified.