Tag Archives: honesty

Talking During Recess

If those babies hadn’t died, my parents would never have had my sister or brother or me. Their deaths felt like a burden and a gift. Continue reading

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Are Your Past Loves Hidden?

Do you take truth far enough in your relationship to talk about past loves? Continue reading

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Ask The Most Powerful Question

Use the most powerful question to uncover hidden truths. Continue reading

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Do You Tell The Truth About Santa?

I vowed I would not follow the collective Santa lie with my own children. Sure, the truth might lead them right into the same minefield of logic versus belief with some other kid. That isn’t a bad thing, it’s how kids learn to think for themselves (as long as their parents don’t run interference). But I had no intention of killing Santa entirely. Continue reading

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