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End of Season

It happens at every camp, every year. With tools stolen from woodworking or arts and crafts children scratch and scribble their names on bunks, shelves, cabin walls, anywhere they can. The camps try and prevent it, they threaten that any … Continue reading

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Two Days in the Life

Yesterday was a bad day to be a work from home freelancer. I have two projects due at the end of the week. But, before I knew that I’d have two projects with the same deadline, I made an appointment … Continue reading

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The Perfect Number

The number of children I parent has been changing a lot lately. Normally, I have two – a ten year old and a twelve year old. For a few days recently I had five – my two, a six year … Continue reading

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How We Do It

Our Memorial Day weekend was filled with all the things a summer weekend is supposed to have. We had visits from friends and family, we went to a Cubs game, we went downtown to site see with tourists, we went … Continue reading

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What I Used to Know

To be honest, I didn’t realize it was the anniversary of the Challenger Disaster until a friend mentioned it on Facebook. It happened when she was 12 and she said that for her it symbolized an end of childhood. I … Continue reading

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A Random List of Things I Miss about Having Small Children

Going to the zoo on a beautiful day. How a trip to the library could be a full day’s activity. Only working part-time. The feeling of giddy joy and unlimited possibility that came just from them both being at a … Continue reading

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Love and Loss, Part Two

The Fall that my daughter was five, after recovering from the flu, she lost her lovey. It was horrible. As the Fall wore on and got worse and worse in so many ways, the loss of her beloved Cow became … Continue reading

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