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As a reluctant atheist, it will be interesting to watch how my children’s belief in God develops. Part of my hopes that they are able to find the faith that eludes me, but part of me would understand if they struggled with religion as I have. Yesterday my daughter seemed to walk this line perfectly.…

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I told Clara that we needed to find the remote control if she wanted to watch Arthur. “Can you help me find it? I asked. “Sure,” she said. “You go look for it, and I’ll make sure you’re moving fast enough. Now go! Fast!” She’s still in preschool, and she’s already adopting her father’s obsession…

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Look what we found in the midst of a poorly advertised festival in downtown Hartford last weekend: An actual book mobile! Operated by Penguin Books, it was a joy to see for both me and my daughter, who immediately picked up a book from the children’s section and asked her mother to read to her.…

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On Saturday, Elysha and I will be producing our next Speak Up storytelling event at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. The theme of the evening is Schooled: Lessons Taught and Lessons Learned. Doors open at 7:00. Stories begin at 7:30. The event is free, and no ticket is required. Eight storytellers will take the…

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A reader recently asked me for parenting advice. She is pregnant, reads my blog regularly and would like to know what are some of my best parenting tips. I was honored by such a request, though I know that some might think it crazy to ask for parenting advice from me. I’m certainly not an…

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Teenage pregnancy rates have dropped to the lowest levels ever recorded in the 73 years that the government started collecting data. The reason for this dramatic decrease? Not a decrease in teenage sexual activity. Those levels have remained stable for the past two decades. Not abortions. Those rates have been flat for the past 15…

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