Wonderful World

Time to play!

For as long as I can remember, my mother and I have been battling each other in energetic games of Scrabble. I realize this doesn’t sound like it would be an energetic game but, trust me, we become very animated as we compete. My favorite part is that, despite the fact that my mother undoubtedly…

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Have your cake and eat it too!

We’re celebrating a birthday. And there will be cake!  Curious about how that most glorious tradition began, we did a little research. Turns out everybody wants credit for it. And who wouldn’t? In western culture, birthday cake dates back to ancient Rome. It was the Greeks who put candles on cake – on the sixth…

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April Gives Birth to Wonder and Joy

“Do you know about April the giraffe?”  That was how Bree opened her phone call to me on Saturday morning. “Yes,” I answered. “She’s going to have a baby.” “She’s having it right now!” she informed me with no small degree of urgency. “Get to your computer!” I was already half-way there. For the next…

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What does thank you mean?

We are always teaching our children to say “Thank you.” We give them a snack and ask, “Now what do you say?” When they are playing with other children on the playground, and a friend shares a toy, we might prompt them, “Make sure you say thank you.” We are constantly reminding them to use…

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From the Daily Planet…

News Flash…There are twenty-four hours in a day and in every minute of every hour of every day, somewhere in the world something wonderful is happening. In our book, AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW these are the things on which we want to focus. We will share what is good in our world, and we…

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