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Blue Moon

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It’s been a long time since TGIF has meant so much to me. After starting a new job this week where there was lots of trouble finding parking, lots of (uphill)… Read more >

Rango: adventures in pet sitting

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In Wyatt’s STEM program, there are several classroom pets. Throughout the school year, every time an extended school holiday drew nigh, he would bring home the same note seeking out… Read more >

Inquiring minds

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Alyssa came home from school and relayed to me a conversation she’d had with a friend. She said the friend had been contemplating what it would be like if people were… Read more >

“Atlanta”

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Dylan isn’t much on presents, but he likes experiences and he loves road trips, so to celebrate his 13th birthday we gave him several options for weekend trips. He mulled it over for days… Read more >

The Snow Charm

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Though it looks different than home, and it feels different than home, I like it here. There’s a problem, though, and I knew it would be a problem as soon… Read more >

Get to it, Kate

One of the things that makes me most proud is Alyssa’s love of reading. When school is in session, she usually has two books going at once — one that… Read more >

The Power of Muppets

Last weekend we took the kids to watch The Muppet Movie.

Because I LOVE the Muppets. They’re magical, to me.

The Great Muppet Caper is the very first movie I remember watching. And I LOVED it. Beyond the verbal capability of my five-year old self. That same year, I got a Kermit the Frog doll for my birthday, and I was so happy about it, I cried.

As you can imagine, I was pretty excited about the new movie.

But I didn’t really expect my kids to like it.

The Lucky Red Leaf

“Mommy!! I caught one! I caught one!!!” Alyssa yelled to me from the yard. She was almost dancing.

“Caught what?” I asked. With her, it could be anything from a butterfly to a lizard.

Not at all what I had expected. “Oh. Good!” I said back to her.

She stopped dead and gave me the look. She always sees right through me.

Her hands went to her hips. “Its a red leaf. You know. A lucky red leaf.”

What doesn’t kill you …

Last Thursday I had a terrible day.

It actually really began on Wednesday when my orthodontist said I was ready for my jaw-breaking surgery. (This was a good thing since it is the first required step to getting two missing teeth replaced). But then minutes later, an x-ray showed that I did NOT have enough room for an implant; the root was NOT diverging; and it was possible that I had an abscess. The short story there? I was NOT ready to have surgery.

If you’ve ever been toothless for three years, then you know what a blow that was.

Laughter, the best medicine

They say that laughter works wonders for your health, especially when it’s unexpected. If that’s the case, then at least for one day I made my contribution to the happiness… Read more >

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