Category Archives: raising kids

Sad stories of heroin addiction

Another local teen bit the dust. One year out of high school. Her obituary stated cause of death as heroin overdose and was a long tribute to an obviously well-loved girl who dreamed of a future in science. A photo showed … Continue reading

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Patricia Polacco: Family stories for children

Author Patricia Polacco spoke at the St. Louis County Library the other night. She is the writer and illustrator of about 57 children’s books so far, more in the works. Her books are well loved. The Keeping Quilt celebrates its … Continue reading

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Kid Memories of Mom – Clean Your Room!

“Copy this note, ask your kid(s) the questions and write them down exactly how they respond. Send this back to me, I’d love to hear the answers.” Well, that’s a little twist on Facebook tag. My sister sent this to … Continue reading

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