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4 ways to help kids engage with poverty issues

There was enough mud underneath my toenails to make any mother-in-law cringe. We’d become accustomed to leaving our shoes behind because they’d be buried six inches under anyway. With my 10-month-old on my back and my 2 1⁄2 year old in hand, we trudged through the village where our medical team busily helped deliver health (read more…)

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Weekend links

Why the world needs makers to say no boldly :: Nesting Place Maker’s schedule, manager’s schedule :: Paul Graham The secret to not fighting with your kids about their messy room :: Carrots for Michaelmas 19 things dads do you won’t see in popular culture :: BuzzFeed (Kyle’s good at almost every one of these!) (read more…)

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Progress unseen

There are those feelings. The ones that make you sigh deep and press your eyelids tightly shut, to maybe shut out the knowing that you’ve come up zeros again. And goodness gracious, how much you’ve tried. Tried to put legs on that vision that’s vague and veiled. Tried to put features on it, to add (read more…)

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A summer of stories

My daughter loves writing stories in her down time—she’s been done with her latest school year for a little over a week, and she’s already written several chapters of The Secret of the Blue Whale (right now, Julian has discovered a secret underwater village—more to come). She’s a bit like me in this way, even (read more…)

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You can have it all, but not all at once.

They say that change is the only constant in life. That’s certainly held true for me. Lately, the winds have been shifting for our little family here in Central Texas. One big change just came sweeping through, we’re preparing for another big change to come, and I can see still one more on the horizon (read more…)

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