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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! Yes, today, July 2, 1776, was the day the Continental Congress adopted Richard Henry Lee’s resolution that the American

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colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” As our nation celebrates its Declaration of Independence over the next few days, Continue reading

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The Value of Claiming What’s Yours

This is a sad tale that I hope to redeem by turning into an object lesson for me and, perhaps for you as well. I went to a Trenton Thunder baseball game this past

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Saturday evening, in Trenton. You can see my purchased seat, Section 111, Row J, Seat 4. Practically exactly behind home plate. This is important, although it sure didn’t seem to be the Most Important Thing  when I arrived.

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The Gift Every Mother Can Give Her Children

Love comes in many forms and can be expressed through many kinds of gifts. One gift every mother can give her children is to teach them about setting

potted orchid, The Gift Every Mother Can Give Her Children, Life is HOT blog, Brad W. Smith, photographer

The best Mother’s Day gift you can get is children who have learned how to embrace their self-worth.

and maintaining their personal boundaries. As a mother, you may have primary responsibility for nurturing your children’s self-esteem, preparing them to capably meet life’s challenges, and for helping them understand they deserve to feel good about themselves.

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