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Self-Care Without Guilt

The back of my mind is a busy place. I bet yours is, too. No matter what I am doing, there is a list of things running around back there, jumping up and down, begging for my attention. Those little things jump higher and yell louder if I am doing something for me. Like an angry mob, they join forces and chant one word that causes me to question the validity of my choice for self-care: [Read more...]

Family Guidelines for Screen Time

On December 17, 1963, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” played for the first time on American radio. It ignited a fire that quickly spread across the country called Beatlemania. By February of 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was Billboard Magazine’s number one hit. Following the Beatles rocket to fame, American culture was bombarded by British music, fashion, and film [Read more...]

The Battle Against Technology

I have two screen-age kids. At eight and ten, they know more about computers and iThings than I know they know. It is intimidating, scary, and some days I just want to unplug everything and hide it in the basement. It’s not going anywhere, I’m afraid. Technology has landed on our planet like little green men from Mars. It has invaded our homes, our schools, our churches. In some ways, [Read more...]