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Fetal cells stay in the mother's body. Science tells us these cells rush to heal the mother when she's ill or injured. 
Today is my youngest child's birthday. As my mother used to tell me, we always carry our children in our hearts. I know this is true emotionally. Apparently it'
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I'm writing a piece about what makes us hopeful, even after the world's many calamities this year. If you can, let me know (in the comments) an experience you've had this year that's brought you hope. I'd love to share your perspective.
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What a marvelous idea! I tend to write little hints on tags, often silly or obscure, but you've really turned it into a lovely tradition. I especially take to heart what a gesture of love this is, taking an extra moment to build anticipation (especially for family members who like to shake packages days in advance. Because of that extra time, as you say, it gives the recipients a reason to pause before tearing into the gift. Altogether a perfect way to make the act of gift-giving something deeper and more playful. 

Thanks too for linking to the piece I wrote. Among my blessings this year, I count having you as a friend John. 
Gifts of Creative Love Take a Bit Extra—So Worthwhile! My father would write a short poem on my birthday card or on a present at Christmas time—in the form of a clue to the mysterious gift inside. It became a family traditio...
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Thanks, Laura. I love the "...something deeper and more playful" way of life—interesting with a smile!
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What's the tradition in your family? 
I vowed I would not follow the collective Santa lie with my own children. Sure, the truth might lead them right into the same minefield of logic versus belief with some other kid. That isn’t a bad...
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Children Deserve Our Truth Teacher Tom's Demanding Truth post is a powerful testament to building a relationship with your child based on honesty. Children want sincerity. They want a mom and dad who they can trust. It doesn'...
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Huge list of non-toy gifts for kids including real tools, one-time experiences, subscriptions, and much more. 
Give real tools, out-of-the-ordinary experiences, even a giant Scrabble game.
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We may have extensive digital material but there’s no real assurance that our videos, photos, blogs, and social media sites will be saved let alone accessible in 100 years or more.
There’s a solution.
Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories.
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This too has been one of my favorite books. Liedloff also cautions, in later interviews, that children past the toddling stage shouldn't be the pivot of the adult's attention. 
The Continuum Concept Christmas dinner was twenty minutes from being served at our friend's home. My second glass of red wine was disappearing. That's when the contractions began in ernest. My wife said, "Honey, it's time ...
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Agreed. The child should be a part of the active environment—free to play—free to look at or come to the adult for reassurance. The adult, as a good role model, should go about life normally. Putting the child on center stage is not a good idea for anyone.
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Five dangerously effective tactics to overturn the holiday Crazy Busy syndrome. ‪#‎leanout‬
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Have a few minutes? Perform a quick act of compassion!
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Yes to every sentence of wisdom here! 
Parents Have The Opportunity To Create Someone Special Papa Green Bean has listed five (somewhat random) characteristics involved in raising a child to grow up to become someone unique. All parents want for their children,...
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Sharing ideas and reflections here in hopes of passing along some holiday inspiration.
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Writer, editor, relentless optimist, awe junkie.  

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I'm the author of Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning, and a collection of poetry titled TendingMy upcoming book is titled Subversive Cooking. I write and serve as editor for a number of periodicals, print and online.  

My background includes teaching non-violence workshops, writing poetry with nursing home residents, facilitating support groups, and developing community enrichment workshops. 

These days I mostly edit books, write, and do other hermit-y things. My poetry has won several minor awards, the most notable a third grade prize from Miss Barker (which included a chocolate bar.) 

I live on a small farm with my family where we raise bees, cows, chickens, produce, and the occasional hair-brained scheme. 


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