Monthly Archives: May 2011

“The Story of Stuff” with Kids

School ends tomorrow, as I write this.  We don’t have much in the way of camps or full-day activities set up for the kids, part of the me-not-working decision.  (See previous post.)  Instead we undertake what I refer to as … Continue reading

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Invisible Family Economics

When I was working, certain things were easier – to explain at least.  When I received a paycheck, the amount I brought to our family financially was right there in black and white.  I don’t mean to imply that all … Continue reading

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Setting Goals: Unexpected Results

Summer vacation is right around the corner.  I always get a little panicky this time of year.  The entire summer yawns out before us.  And my three energetic kids rarely transition smoothly into its less-structured rhythms. Recently I saw something … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat That Marshmallow Or You’ll Hurt Your S.A.T. Scores!

Setting:  Our family computer Stephen (12):  “I want to show you something awesome Ben taught me to do on Google Earth!” Daniel (10):  “I got here first!  I want to watch that YouTube video Colin sent me!” Annie (7):  “Well, … Continue reading

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