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historical fiction guest Danny Kravitz

Many of us probably can remember a history class that seemed like nothing more than a list of names and dates to memorize. But when history is taught well, we learn powerful lessons that relate to our own lives, right here, right now. Author Danny Kravitz, an Emmy-winning screenwriter and professor at Columbia College in…

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today's mothers guest Dr. Solveig Brown

Today’s mothers often feel pressure to live up to what we think someone else expects of us. And, however we define “success” as a mother, we often seem to question whether we are measuring up. That certainly was true for the Minnesota moms who participated in a recent anthropological study conducted by Dr. Solveig Brown…

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young widow guest Nora Purmort

The cover of Nora McInerny Purmort’s book claims it is “for people who have laughed at a funeral or cried in a grocery store.” We say it’s for everyone! After bouncing from boyfriend to boyfriend, Nora finally found Aaron, with whom she was ready to spend her whole life. But brain cancer cut their marriage…

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school anxiety guest Dr. Jordan Hart

Many children of all ages experience school anxiety, whether stressing out about academic performance, fearing bullies on the bus or feeling overwhelmed by separation anxiety when it’s time to leave home. This week’s Mom Enough guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Jordan Hart, has worked with many children and families who are struggling with these problems. And…

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environments that promote grit guest Paul Tough

In his popular book How Children Succeed (2012), Paul Tough identified qualities like grit, curiosity, self-control and optimism as most important to children’s longterm success. Drawing on a wealth of research (including the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk & Adaptation), Paul challenged the ways we often try to predict or measure success and helped change…

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