Harness the power of your personal history

Would you send your kids to a school that didn’t teach history? Is history necessary? I mean, it’s called history…it already happened. We can’t change anything about it. Shouldn’t our kids focus on subjects like math and science to get them ready for the future, instead of reliving the past? Whoa…keep your tar and feathers (read more…)

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A 6-step process for finding your mentor…today

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Mentor Fairy? You leave your request under your pillow and then the next morning a Mary Poppins-ish mentor shows up at your front door, ready and willing to teach you everything you need to know. If she could show up with a Dish Fairy, Bathroom Cleaning Fairy (read more…)

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3 truths of personal growth

I have heard from so many of you that wish there was someone to mentor you. I have absolutely been there. A lot. I grew up not knowing my mom. I had so many questions and so few answers. My life was a succession of looking for mentors; some of them were intentional, most of (read more…)

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One thing more important than a mentor

Time stands still when you lose your child in a large, crowded place. In June, I lost my son in DisneyLand, the epitome of large, crowded places. We had just ordered lunch and I led the way to a table. My thirsty son started to put his straw in his juicebox. His task became so (read more…)

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What to do when you can’t find a mentor

Photo by nannetteturner Last time I sat on the front porch and sipped tea with you here at Simple Mom, we talked about the importance of having a mentor. You nodded your head, eyes wide, eager to find that mythical creature for your own life. But many of you came back with the same problem, (read more…)

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