Genrerational Generosity: Bricks for the Brave

  How did you come up with the idea? When I was in elementary school, I overheard my mom (a teacher) talking about one of her former students’ son who had been diagnosed with cancer a few months before. I followed his story for months on Facebook. Sadly, he did not win his fight. But,…
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Cancer Hits Close To Home

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa The Growing Up in the Valley family is in a lot of pain this week, but at the same time we are filled with optimism and hope. Tracy has been Growing Up In the Valley’s Designer since day one.  She…
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Sharing the Love: RAK Week

As we draw closer and closer to the end of the month, we also come closer to many people’s favorite holiday: Valentine’s day, a day around the world designated to celebrate love. But, amongst the valentines, the chocolate, and the flowers, we sometimes forget about another international holiday that falls on the same week. This…
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Keeping the Christmas Spirit All Year

I know the holidays are behind us, yet that very fact is entirely related to the message I hope to convey. I am also aware that I write the educate column, and yet this does not have much to do with kids or school. Yet there is a lesson to be learned. So here it…
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