Monthly Archives: July 2013

Homeschooling? Yes, You Can Teach Your Child to Write

This is the first of a three-part series on teaching your child to write, published in Deseret News: In more than 20 years of home-schooling, I have heard variations on this sentence, “I can’t teach my child to write because I … Continue reading

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Oops! Did God Forget You?

This is not something you want to happen to you. It’s 10 p.m. You’re tired. You snuggy up in the bed with your Kindle, the atrociously unpleasant cat, and the Norwegian Artist (well, actually, I snuggy up to the Norwegian; you’ve got … Continue reading

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Art and Wine — They Go Together!

My alter ego writes weekly for Fine Art Views, a daily newsletter for artists and art lovers. This Week’s article is the second of three articles about the art and wine scenario: Last week I introduced the concept of art, and wine, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Children

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Steve Says: “I have four children, most of them young adults, and one grandchild (and yes, what you’ve heard about being a grandparent is true: it’s fun, … Continue reading

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“We Can’t Live on What We’ve Got”

Admit it. You’ve said this — to yourself, to God, but probably not to your soul mate, because it really wouldn’t go over well: “I don’t know how we’re going to survive on what we’re making. We need more money, … Continue reading

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Waiting, and Waiting, and Waiting on God

We lived two years in a rustically renovated barn while we built our house, paying for it as we went. There were six of us, four of whom were under 11, two significantly so. The most frequent comment I heard, … Continue reading

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Do Art and Wine Really Go Together?

My alter ego writes weekly for Fine Art Views, a daily newsletter for artists and art lovers. This Week’s article addresses the whole art/wine scenario: I live in the midst of recently discovered and newly developed wine country, and believe me, nobody … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “This last week, it was 100-plus degrees outside, and since my studio is not air conditioned, it wasn’t much less than that inside. “And I … Continue reading

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Grocery Saving Tip: Question the Bananas

If you have kids, you know that there are lots of ways to drive them nuts, beginning with how you breathe. Last summer, however, I discovered a new way of driving my son to inarticulate distraction: I bought bananas. The … Continue reading

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Recipe: Too Much Zucchini! Muffins

Last month, in a moment of insanity, I decided that one zucchini plant wouldn’t be enough, so I planted six more. Fortunately, they’re still getting their garden legs, because my one plant is outdoing itself, single-plantedly populating our county with … Continue reading

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