Jay Payleitner Blog

Don't try to figure out a pattern to my blogging. There isn't one. 

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Five Strategies for Raising Creative Kids

March 24, 2016

Dear Moms and Dads: Every field of endeavor needs a creative spark. And your brilliant kids can provide it! How can you encourage that spark?  Consider . . . When […]

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9 Ways Couples Can Connect (despite the kids)

March 1, 2016

Dear Married Friends: One of the oldest running jokes in the world is how kids put a halt to romance.  And believe me, I get the joke. The distraction begins […]

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Don’t buy a Valentine’s Day card this year

January 26, 2016

Hey February Shoppers: Instead of spending $4 on a schmaltzy disposable card, grab a copy of my new book 52 Ways to Connect as a Couple. That book — hot off the presses […]

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Knox Presbytarian Church Bucket

Sometimes a bucket is a bucket

January 21, 2016

Hey Friends: The good folks at Knox Presbyterian in Naperville, Illinois have given me a proverbial whack along the side of the head.  And I’m still a bit dazed. I wrote […]

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Dads & Star Wars

January 6, 2016

Hi Friends: So last week I took my daughter, Rae, to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have three follow up thoughts to share.  (No worry, no spoilers here.) First, there […]

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