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A flower grew

Spirit

A flower grew

What my young daughter taught me about the meaning of death.

Carl Johnson | 2/11/2019 | Winter 2018

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

Life

Holiday traditions, tangled up like lights

The holiday season can be a tangled web of memory, tradition, longing, and joy.

Meg Barnhouse | 12/21/2017

Greta Gerwig, a ‘fly on the wall for my adolescence’

Ideas

Greta Gerwig, a ‘fly on the wall for my adolescence’

Three young ministers discuss Lady Bird, powerful storytelling, and hopes and possibilities for Unitarian Universalist ritual.

Aisha Ansano, Abigail Clauhs, Hannah Roberts Villnave | 12/14/2017

Roo, exactly as he is

Life

Roo, exactly as he is

When we invite children to tell the truth about themselves, when we meet them with compassion and acceptance, we become a sanctuary.

Jen Shattuck | 1/30/2017 | Winter 2016

Raising UU interfaith ambassadors

Life

Raising UU interfaith ambassadors

We must help Unitarian Universalist children and youth engage deeply with a variety of faith traditions.

Michelle Richards | 10/3/2016

Saving ants

Life

Saving ants

As their spiritual educator, I’m teaching my kids the importance of authenticity.

Christine Organ | 5/31/2016 | Summer 2016

Empty nest, now what?

Life

Empty nest, now what?

After more than two decades, I’ve reached a new parenting milestone.

Kimberly French | 5/9/2016 | Spring 2016

Starting over

Starting over

Despite our best intentions, all parents make mistakes, act inconsistently, and generally fall short of our goals. But we can also model asking for forgiveness.

Michelle Richards | 1/9/2014

Choice words

Life

Choice words

Hands-off parenting gives kids choices they aren’t ready to make.

Marcy Campbell | 8/26/2013 | Fall 2013

What’s a UU family to do on Easter?

Kite mother

Spirit

Kite mother

I kept hoping that one day I would up and be the mother from the greeting card picture.

Meg Barnhouse | 3/4/2013

Stories about evil can be good for kids

Life

Stories about evil can be good for kids

Children don’t want to hear, watch, or read stories that claim evil does not exist because they are acutely aware—even from very young ages—that it does.

Michelle Richards | 2/28/2011

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