More than the ABCs

Little 5-year-old Emma already knows her ABCs. Well, most of them. And she can count to five. Sometimes all the way to seven. But is she really ready for kindergarten? Academic ability is only one indicator of whether a child is ready to make the...
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Driver’s Ed – For Both of Us

My life as a mother is entering a whole new level of scary. I’ve dealt with the baby turning blue, the disappearing toddler, and the fear of football injuries. But now, I’m getting ready to deal with the really frightening part of being a...
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“I Just Want Someone to Love Me”

I’ve worked at Lutheran Family Services for well over three years now, and I can pinpoint my toughest day at work. It was the day I was interviewing foster children for a fundraising video. At the time, I didn’t realize how hard it was going...
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