Monthly Archives: March 2011

Being a Strong Role Model

“What parents excuse in moderation, children excuse in excess.”  Zig Ziglar One day as I drove along at the speed of traffic, I noticed that my Jr. High aged son was sitting beside me absorbing everything I did behind the … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 2): Preparing for Growth

Last week, I bought a small but very healthy basil plant in the produce section of my grocery store. When I got home, I gently slipped the large root ball of thin white roots engulfing a block of soil out … Continue reading

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The Home Environment (Part 1): The Soil

In Virginia, spring is gently making her entrance. The breeze blows softly as my daffodils stretch up to greet the 60 degree weather. As I think of the importance of cultivating character in my children, the most obvious analogy is using plants in a garden. Continue reading

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