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Meet the Author! Sands Hetherington

I’ve been writing on this blog for several years now, and I’m so grateful for those of you who read it each week! But for any newcomers, I’d love to introduce myself. I’m the author of the Night Buddies children’s books about a young boy named John and his nighttime adventures with the red crocodile, […]

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How To Let Your Purpose Find You

Often, career advice, love advice, and advice on how to be your happiest self is rooted in the idea of finding your “purpose.” Authors, counselors, and religious leaders express to us that we are here to do something, and staying focused on our “why” for being on this planet will result in us living our […]

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The Changing Role of Fatherhood

Regular readers of this blog might be aware that I raised my son John as a single father. I’ve written about the challenges of single parenthood, about asking for help as a single parent, and about the importance of being an active father in your child’s life. But when I came across this article, everything […]

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4 Reasons You Need to Start Using Goodreads

If you haven’t yet heard of Goodreads…where have you been?! All kidding aside, Goodreads is a social media platform for readers. Users have the opportunity to rate, review, and find great book recommendations—and that’s only the very basics of what Goodreads has to offer. I’ve been a user of Goodreads for a few years now […]

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What’s On My Bookshelf?

Over the last year, I’ve recommended dozens of children’s books for you and your children to enjoy. But I realized I haven’t shared too many of the books I read on my own! If you want to stay updated regularly, be sure to check out my Goodreads page. But for today’s post, I thought I’d […]

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Tips On Welcoming a New Pet Into Your Home

As many of the regular readers on this blog know, I am a huge lover of St. Bernards. Most recently I had two littermates—Dudley and Maggie—who I raised with my son John, and who were just like members of my family. You can read all about my journey as a breeder and self-proclaimed “dog-dad” in […]

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