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A Place to Belong

Last week, my kids, along with many other little Villagers, got to participate in Maker’s Camp. I’ve always looked forward to the summer as a fun time to explore new things and have new experiences, so we’ve been doing summer programs – in one form or another – for 13 years. VBSs, Sports Camps, Library Programs, Mom’s Groups, etc. etc. Most of the time, I would ...

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You Try Too Hard

“You’re too idealistic.” “That’s not realistic.” “That’s naive.” “You try too hard.” “You’re too emotional.” These are phrases I’ve heard over and over and over again, my whole life. I don’t know why, but injustice has always bothered me. As a little kid, I remember the burning feeling in my face when I...

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