The Great Flood of 2017

This time last year I wrote a post about how I don’t have the same emotions about kids going back

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Garage Sale

We had a garage sale this past Saturday, our first ever. It came about through a combination of factors. First,

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Lice!

I’ve never had to deal with lice before. I’ve been doing this parenting thing in various ways for a decade

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Skateboard Birthday

My middle son turned 10 this week, so I took him and a pack of his friends to the new

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Too much stuff

My kids were given some toys by a friend the other day. Actually, the word “some” is a bit of

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Doing it the old fashioned way

I took my kids to an early settler farmhouse museum yesterday. We’ve been to these sorts of things before, and

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Archery

I was tasked to help one of the leaders at camp this week, supervising the older kids, between 9- and

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Give them the good stuff

Not all parents might care, I know. The trouble is that I’m not just a parent. I’m also a writer,

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Naming what you’re feeling

It’s not always easy to communicate to kids in a way they understand. This is true even in the most

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Taking responsibility

One of the most rewarding things for me as a parent is seeing my kids grow up and start taking

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