Reading to a Child is a Great Investment

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For the past couple of years, I’ve been using my Thursday lunch hours to participate in the Read to a Child program. It’s for the elementary schools in the city I work in.

I have the privilege of reading to DM (not his real name). DM is a second-grader in the poorest area of the city.

It humbles me – in a big way – when I walk into that school.  Most of those kids are so sweet. And yes, there are some naughty ones too.

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Cherish the Moments

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There are moments in your life when you step back and smile. And really appreciate what just happened.

Like this morning.

I take Tall Child to school every morning on my way to work. I did the same thing for College Kid back in the day. But things are different.

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Back-to-School Goodness

Back-to-school time is in full-swing at our house. My youngest son started his first year of high school last Friday (Yikes!) and my oldest son heads back to college in just a few days to begin his sophomore year.

It’s a crazy-busy time of the year, for sure.

And yes, it’s totally true what they say: time flies. At warp speed!

Check out these four (4) great products that might just make the academic year a little easier for you.

Easy is good, right? Heck yes!

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Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down

As the old Carpenters’ song goes, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.”

Not really.

Fridays are my favorite day of the week; but Mondays don’t really bother me. I’m happy to have been given another day to live, laugh, and serve.

You too?

Growing up in the late 1960’s and early 70’s, I loved (and still love) the songs of Richard and Karen Carpenter.

Monday’s aren’t bad days by default; however, today was somewhat of a double-whammy kind of day. And it may not end well, either.

Read on.

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