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Super Mom or Super Bomb? Modeling a Balanced Life for our Kids

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“First and foremost, we need to be the adults we want our children to be.” Brené Brown Books have an amazing way of dropping into my life at exactly the right moment. There’s usually one thing that really stands out … Continue reading

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Living Life in our “Sweet Spot”

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I usually slog through these kinds of non-fiction books over a few months, interspersed with some “fun” reading. With this book, which I pre-ordered and received the day it came out, I finished it in 10 days. I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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15 Books that Inspire my Parenting

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As a fun, year-end activity (at least for a book nerd like me), I’ve pulled some of my favorite books from the shelf and reflected on how they’ve inspired my parenting – and my life. Enjoy! The Blessing of a … Continue reading

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Happiness Habits

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“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. … Continue reading

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My SMART Goal: Encouraging Notes to my Kids

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I love thinking about and writing down my goals for each year.  I used to set unrealistic, vague, way-too-big goals and resolutions – the kind that barely last beyond the start of the New Year.  My mom and I laugh … Continue reading

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Focusing on Kindness

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“Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.” -Marian Wright Edelman This summer’s theme is “Cool 2B Kind.” We’ll focus on being kind to one another and carrying out acts of kindness (referred … Continue reading

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Grit, Goals, and Growth

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Gold Arrow Camp has taught me to be brave and reach my goals. If it wasn’t for GAC, I wouldn’t be nearly as courageous as I am now. Remi Grit Grit has become the new buzz word in education and … Continue reading

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Gratitude Revisited

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I couldn’t let this year end without revisiting the theme of gratitude, which became an important focus this year for my family, for camp, and for myself personally.   While I have some free time over this holiday week, I want … Continue reading

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Grateful Campers are Happy Campers

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“Each day comes bearing it’s own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.” -Ruth Ann Schaback grat•i•tude:  a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness             Our theme for summer, 2012, is gratitude.  All campers and staff will practice being … Continue reading