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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“Just Google it, Mom.”

Some families share in the car.  Somehow kids feel safe telling you about the bully at school or the boy they really like when their parent is facing away from them, but you’re both cocooned in the car. In my … Continue reading

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