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“In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trips to Disneyland, but the common threads that run throughout and repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime, Saturday morning pancakes.” ― Kim John Payne This afternoon my family – husband, two children and visiting grandparents – will be going to see the Harlem Globetrotters.  I have been wanting to take my boys to the show for years and am so excited to finally be going. I have resisted getting tickets in the past because I thought the show – with it’s sure-to-be loud, flashy, potty-humor antics – might be too much for my boys.  Too much because we don’t do a lot of […]

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Want to try storytelling with your children?  Not quite sure how to start?  This list of story ideas comes from Franziska Macur, Simplicity Parenting Coach, author, and advocate for using stories to connect with and guide children. Franzkisa was asked for tips to help new storytellers as the venture out in their first stories with children.  She shares this list:       How to Start a Story (4 Ways) Tell a story from your childhood.  Your kids will love it, I promise.  And, as a plus, you’ll strengthen their sense of family. Try to pick memories that relate to the season and don’t worry about how big the event was – according to you.  Simple stories are lovely. When […]

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