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LoveChild 2: My Son Challenges Me

“Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”Martha Beck, O Magazine, “Growing Wings,” January 2004 Have you ever been in a room filled with adults when someone walks in with a newborn baby?Most of the people […]

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LoveChild 1: The Ugly Duckling and Me

“It matters nothing if one is born in a duck-yard, if one has only lain in a swan’s egg.” ​Hans Christian Anderson, “The Ugly Duckling” When I was nine years old, I read two books for the first time.Both were titled Fairy Tales. One was by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; the other by Hans Christian Anderson. I should […]

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18 Tips for Looking After Curly or Wavy Hair

No, I’m not a hair stylist.  Just someone who suffered for years because I had no idea what to do with my unruly hair. So I’m offering some thoughts for anyone out there with curly or wavy hair who feels the way I did. I so wish I’d known these things when I was 5 instead […]

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The Wisdom of Madeline L’Engle

According to some people on Facebook, this is National Book Week. All over my feed, people are picking up the closest book and posting the 5th sentence from page 56. Which, for me, is “All light was gone.” However, I’m going to do a little more than that here. For the last eight or so months, […]

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New Release: The eBook for A Friend in Need

The third book in the Circle of Friends Series is now available as an ebook or as a paperback book. Just before Valentine’s Day, seventeen-year-old Glen Sauten, who is reeling from his first break-up, jumps headlong into a new relationship. Maybe not the smartest thing he’s ever done. At the same time, he’s trying various […]

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Putting the Heart Back into Valentine’s Day

Every time I think about Valentine’s Day, I remember the inevitable Charlie Brown cartoon with Charlie dreaming of all the Valentine’s cards he would get and then finding his mail box empty. I always sympathized. I still remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school. We put our cards into a decorated box, and then the box […]

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