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A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a friend about schedules. We discussed how today’s culture equates success with busyness. Then she said something that gave me pause. “I love it when a kid tells me they are bored.” Naturally, I had to ask her to explain what she meant. In my experience most parents hate the dreaded B word. Especially only a few weeks into the summer when school won’t start for several more months. She went on to share that when children are overly busy it does more harm than good. When a child is…

As we prepare to send our kids back to school next week, I can’t help but think of how much we are required to do during this time of year as parents. So many expectations are placed on us to make the first day perfect. Every year this process kicks off with the school supply list. Often times we will have to go to multiple stores to find the items that are needed. Rarely does it occur that all of the items we need are in one store! Next comes shopping for school clothes. I have children that fall on…