Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Updates

Due to my expanded summertime childcare hours, part two of our D.I.Y. home project, and a train trip to San Francisco, I will not be posting for the next two weeks.  In the meantime here are some updates people have … Continue reading

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Natural Consequences Are Painful to Observe

“I think I’m going to miss you guys a little, but mostly it will be really fun.”  These were Daniel’s parting words as he left with his grandparents for a week-long trip to Yellowstone. Elderhostel, recently re-named Road Scholar, organizes … Continue reading

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How Not to Read Shakespeare

My plan had such potential!  Why did it crash and burn so quickly? I wanted to read some Shakespeare with my kids this summer.  When I mentioned my idea to a few other parents, one loaned me a version of … Continue reading

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Raising Your Spirited Child While D.I.Y. Remodeling

When my son Stephen was a year old, I visited my aunt and cousins in Seattle.  While we toured their recently renovated home, my aunt commented that kids have different “space needs” as they grow, and ideally one can expand … Continue reading

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