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Book Review: We were the lucky ones

How would you feel if you found out your American grandfather, who spoke perfect English, had a successful business and lived in a modern house, was born in Poland and lived for a decade not knowing if his family had survived the holocaust?

Georgia Hunter was shocked to find that her whole Polish family (grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins) had survived the holocaust when 90% of Polish Jews were killed in the war. 

My mother picked up this book in an airport and told me to read it once she was finished. I devoured this book! It took me about half way through to realize that this was a true story. I stayed up late trying to finish the book and see if this family survived.

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Having “The Talk” with your tween

“It” happens to the best of us! We are simply going along in life, trying to raise our kiddos to not beat the snot out of each other and out comes the question, “Mom, what does sex mean?” I was simply driving my 10 year-old girls home from school one glorious autumn day with the windows down when one of them brought up THE QUESTION. She also followed up that they were going to talk about it in health class at the end of the year. I paused to think about such a loaded question and finally responded with “Let me figure out the best way to talk about this subject and do some research and then we will talk.” Luckily my girls said sure and it bought me some time.

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Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

I have wanted to read more of Brene Brown’s books and this one landed in my lap when a therapist recommended I read it to help my daughter brave the wilderness of middle school. I’ve seen her speak at the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) and loved what she had to say about overcoming shame and stepping out on your own, so I was excited that I was able to pick this one up from the library.

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