Bummer Summer?

This summer was supposed to be golden. Golden and magical and dreamy and perfect, with loooong afternoons at the pool followed by (probably too many) trips to the Dairy Queen for twist cones and lazy mornings in our pajamas and most of all, most importantly, bonding with my kids.  I cherished last summer with the …

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Solitude and Silence and Facebook

I recently asked my team (a.k.a. my family) to help hold me accountable to being off my phone more.  My 7 year old  (who is basically ready to run the world) did not disappoint and took this task very seriously and drew 7 identical signs to post around the house (that all have an owl mascot on …

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The Great Pumpkin Thief

Yesterday my daughter's 1st Grade class took a field trip to a Pumpkin Patch.  She had been looking forward to this for weeks, literally counting down the days.  Being 7 is amazing!!!  There are such simple pleasures, like getting a day away from the classroom to take a school bus across town with all her …

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