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A parenting degree doesn’t exist. Nothing can prepare you. As social scientist William Doherty says, parenting is “a high-cost/high-reward activity.” There’s nothing like those wonderful giggles.
This just appeared in the February print edition of The Presbyterian Record magazine. It’s a shortened take on my longer blog from March 2014. Enjoy!
There is more technology in your smart phone than there was in the first Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon. I read that somewhere.
(My dad, Eric Ruttan, died on Sunday, November 16th. He lived 2 months less two days after being diagnosed with aggressive cancers in several parts