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Instruction Manual for Kids: Choosing Your Battles (part 1)

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** post by guest blogger Rusty Rea

 

When we see a couple exchange vows, entering a life -long commitment to one another, surrounded by friends and family, all of the pomp and circumstance, we typically use the eloquent phrases of ‘match made in heaven’ and ‘the two become one’….… Read the rest

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An Instruction Manual for Kids: Monkey See, Monkey Do

 

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Post by guest blogger, Rusty Rea

 

I remember when Kelsi and I took a birthing class at our local hospital when we were expecting our now 6 year old, Madaleine.  The class was actually very helpful, and gave me a brief overview of how our lives would change once we had a child (Kelsi was all about reading books about pregnancy, birth, and parenting – me, well… Let’s just say, I’m a guy…so, yes.… Read the rest

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Instruction Manual for Kids: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Guest post by the red-headed hubby, Rusty Rea

I love stories of great leaders, I think most people do.  The ability to navigate past circumstance and draw the best out of people is a rare trait.  When we hear the exploits of mere men making incredible decisions our hearts swell with pride at such valor and selflessness, and we hope that at some level we, too, contain a modest measure of excellence.… Read the rest

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