Category Archives: Parenting

The Revolution

At the end of the school year, all the 5th graders choose a Revolutionary War figure to study and then do a presentation on their choice for parents and family. It’s a really big deal for the kids and the … Continue reading

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Gifted

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Art

It’s art season in our house. The kids have all kinds of projects that require paint, paste, poster boards, and panicked trips to the store. Frankly, I both love and hate this time of year. I love any excuse to … Continue reading

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Connected

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Practice, Practice, Practice

My family and I came very late to the American Idol party, but last year we started watching it as a family activity. We had an informal betting pool, and my middle child picked Phillip Phillips and won a vegetarian … Continue reading

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Mom, Let Go

  I’m a nurturer both by nature and by rigorous training. “Watch out!” “You’ll get cold. Take a sweater.” “Be careful!” “Let me do that for you.” My mother was an only child and we spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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Undercover

I’ve always loved reading to my children. Snuggling down in a chair with a good picture book, like Where the Wild Things Are, was hands down my favorite part of the day when my children were young. Disappearing into a big, … Continue reading

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