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Economics of Integrity

Six timeless teachings to build strong character in kids Stumbled upon this gem of an essay from the 1960’s by Leonard Read entitled “Economics for Boys and Girls; Methods for getting young people on the track of sound thinking.” Being a home-educating momma who works around economists I had to take a look. Although some […]

Doing Hard Things: Seven easy steps I took to get my four year old to clean our bathrooms

For my day job, I get to work with a variety of different consultants and experts in policy and messaging. One of my favorites is a gentleman named Kevan Kjar. He is a businessman that focuses on helping organizations develop compelling stories. In addition to being a great guy, he has a simple but powerful […]

Raising Courageous Kids

  “Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all others.” ~ Winston Churchill Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Going deeper, it is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, uncertainty, danger, or intimidation. How does one become courageous? Why is […]

The Beauty of Ambiguity

Life is never straightforward. The destination you start-out for is seldom where you end-up. Twists and turns are a part of being human. But for most people, uncertainty and ambiguity are not comfortable things. In fact when faced with a situation where there isn’t enough information to make an informed decision, the brain usually engages […]