Parents and Children: Inheritance

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By Tanya Ward Goodman This morning I forgot how to thread my sewing machine. I pulled the old, pink thread out and popped on a new, navy spool in its place. And then I stopped. Or I was stopped. The machine looked as foreign as if it had just fallen from the sky and landed […]

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A Lesson in Parenting: On the Way to the Donut Shop

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By Tanya Ward Goodman On the way to the donut shop, we were filled with excitement. Because the kids were so excited to stuff their bellies with sugar, they’d bounced out of bed even though the sky was barely light. Dressed and brushed and washed, they were cheerful and happy. As the sun pinked up […]

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Parents and Their Children: Birds of a Feather

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By Tanya Ward Goodman Last year, a wren made her nest in our birdhouse and hatched four baby birds. Whenever the mama bird would leave the nest, the hatchlings would scream their heads off. The mama bird would dart quickly around our yard in search of insects and rush back to the nest where she […]

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Mother and Daughter Search For Their Lost Dog

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By: Tanya Ward Goodman “Why did you cry when we found our dog, but not when we lost her?” This is a question my daughter asked me today. Our dog had run out of the house and down the street with our dear houseguests chasing valiantly and desperately after. Despite their heroic efforts, she vanished. […]

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