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Life Lessons from a Child

Last year, in first grade, my daughter’s teacher had the students write in a “Life Book”. Throughout the school year, students brought in pictures or other meaningful items that could be pasted in the book and then wrote stories or … Continue reading

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Life After Santa

What happens to Christmas after your child finds out the truth about Santa? The reality is more magical than you ever imagined. Continue reading

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Thank you to the ones who lift me up

Ugh, I just feel like I’m swimming in negativity lately – in the news, on facebook, at work. It’s everywhere, and as much as I joke about being a crabby person, this negativity has taken a turn and is dragging … Continue reading

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Poor Pheasants

What was her problem? We get a pair of pheasants almost every summer. I’ve pointed out the male and female and described the reasons the female has better camouflage. I’ve told both kids the stories of how my dad sometimes hunted pheasants and my mom made jewelry from the feathers (it was the early ’80s, feather jewelry was cool…probably). This child has seen pheasants before, why didn’t she believe me now? Continue reading

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The Day I Became Beautiful

I knew because she looks at me the way I look at her. Because in her eyes, I am beautiful. Because she sees herself in me. Continue reading

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Proud Parenting Moments

Kids will often do something that fills their parent’s heart with pride. Sometimes it’s a big thing like acing a test or scoring the winning goal. Sometimes it’s just a very little thing, like when you’re walking upstairs and your … Continue reading

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Something wasn’t right about Halloween this year. I didn’t really notice it until now – I mean, I knew October vanished before I had the chance to enjoy any of it, but it seemed like we managed to pull off … Continue reading

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