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This is what we know: Families from Central America are fleeing situations that most of us couldn’t fathom. Violence, poverty, food scarcity. Parents are making the choice to seek survival and safety by leaving behind their homes and making a long and dangerous journey toward new opportunities. They arrive at what they have been […]
After 12 years of marriage and 16 years together, I’m calling it. I’m getting a divorce. While I understood that the decision to divorce meant that my life wouldn’t be the same, I didn’t realize how all the ways it would affect me. There are things that I’m losing now, even as we still co-habitate. […]
Like most parents today, I have a Pinterest board full of activities that I’d like to do with my children someday. Realistically we’ve done maybe two of them in the past two summers. This year we’re shaking things up. There will be no summer camp, no overscheduled days; we’re going to take it week by […]
Dad, there’s a countless list of things you taught me, and continue to teach me. From showing me how to color inside the lines, how to use a power drill, how to ride a bike and how to drive — you’ve been there for it all. These tangible lessons I learned from you are priceless. […]
The beginning of summer holds so much hope- hope for relaxing days, filled with fun activities and full of imagination. Everything after the beginning of summer is usually filled with “I’m bored”‘s, and “are we staying home again???” Check our event calendar often for inspiration this summer, and if you missed these posts this […]
You may have seen the meme by now, the picture of the child on a playing field with the caption “Someday you will wake up and there will be no one left to bring to practice.” Just typing those words left a lump in my throat. I know this is true. With kids […]
Want to know what’s trending this summer? Accessories. Anything gingham, straw, tassels, and fringe. I admit it, I love to shop. (Especially for bargains.) You may have admired some of these accessories online or in local shops. And if you recall some familiar trends from last summer, you’re not going crazy. They carried over. And […]
Now that it’s over, I’d like to rehash the blur that was and always is the month of May. When I think of spring, I think of flowers, the birds, the sunshine, and every conceivable childhood milestone and family event being crammed into five short weeks. If you’re anything like me, your monthly planner ends […]