Parenting

Lucas and Lisa Wasinger pose with their Minecraft quilt
Children

The Minecraft Quilt that Brought a Mother and Son Closer

To strengthen her bond with her son, Lisa Wasinger created a Minecraft quilt that combined her love of quilting and his enthusiasm for online gaming.

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Rebekah Gregory with her son, Noah
Stories of Hope

Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing and Its Aftermath

Meet Rebekah Gregory, who overcame the loss of a leg following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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Valerie Herskowitz behind the counter at the Chocolate Spectrum
Special Needs Children

She Created Jobs for Her Son and Other Autistic Adults

A mother finds a path to give her autistic son a purpose in his adult life.

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Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie
Stories of Hope

Snark No More: She Gave Up Sarcasm for Lent

A woman who too often turned to sarcastic judgement of other people shares how her daughter convinced her to give up "snark" for Lent. Look for Laura's story in the March 2017 edition of Guideposts.

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Lt. Alex Beveridge gives Colton an American flag at Camp POSTCARD.
America's Angels

America's Angels: VOA Camp Gave At-Risk Boy Needed Confidence

Colton had recently lost his father and he was being bullied at school. But a police detective recommended him for a Volunteers of America sleepaway camp that made all the difference.

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5 ways to teach kids money management
Life Advice

5 Ways to Teach Kids Money Management Skills

No matter your financial situation, you can help your kids make smart money choices.

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Ezra, Naomi and Eli bring their parents three times the joy.
Children

The Joys of Adoption: A Trio of Treasured Toddlers

Despite the challenges presented by her adopted children's special needs, this young mother is harried but happy.

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Joanna Kovacs and her son, Joe, near the beach at Chula Vista, California, where Joe trained for the Olympic Trials
Sports

Rio 2016: A Mother's Pride in Her Olympian Son

Joanna Kovacs was mother, father and even coach to her shot-putting son, Joe. And now that he's made the U.S. Olympics squad, she'll be cheering him on from the stands in Rio de Janeiro.

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Carmen Escamilla and her son Cande
Adult Children

First-Generation Mother Takes Pride in Her Educator Son

Carmen Escamilla had long dreamed of her children growing up to be well-educated, prosperous professionals. Her son Cande tried to accomodate her wishes by going to law school—until the day he decided to pursue another path.

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter outside her home in St. Petersburg, Florida
Blended Families

Adoption Allows Her to Share Her Love

Ashley Rhodes-Carter lived with 14 different foster families prior to be adopted at the age of 12. Now, she shares the love her parents gave her with her own three sons, one of whom is adopted.

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