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All Up in Your Crazy

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“I will combat my stress and heated difficult parenting moments with trips to the toilet. I read a really darling short story about a woman who locked herself in her master bathroom happily for the weekend.  It was her own special stay-cation, complete with Orangina and crackers. I may have to try that.  Don’t tell […]

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For Obvious Reasons

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This morning, I was reading some of The Picture Bible to Emily and Ryan as they ate breakfast.  Before Em woke up, I had been sharing with Ryan the meaning of Easter and the significance of this week in history, as well as modern day, so decided we’d read the days leading up to “Palm […]

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Where Lies Your Beauty?

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Today, Em and Ry and I were walking through Walmart.  As we stopped to honk the bike horns on the aisle display, parked between youth men’s clothing and the craft aisles, my eyes locked on the new Sport Illustrated swimsuit calendar, displayed right next to the Justin Bieber and Harry Potter posters.  Thankfully, come December […]

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Boot Camp

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Emily goes to a fabulous school based on Outward Bound Expeditionary Learning style.  She just got back from 5th grade camp where they packed in and set up their own tents, dug their own latrine, and drank filtered water from a mountain stream. In addition to base camp set-up, they did high ropes, made their […]

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Conversations with a 5 year old

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July 11th If Emily looks older in the above picture than she did yesterday, it’s because she’s 5…but it’s also because she learned about Noah today… I did not intend for it to happen this way, but on the way home from dinner it was just the two of us in the car. (Jason had […]