Category Archives: Family

things that capture our attention part 2: wordgirl and jean little

I’ve shared many books with my girl; it’s one of my great delights of mothering a daughter. We’ve read or she has read and we’ve talked about Harry Potter (all 7!) and Anne of Green Gables (all 7!) and Little … Continue reading

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a wrinkle in time (more or less)

Spoiler Alert: herein I talk about the movie and some differences between the film and the book, so if you haven’t seen it and want to judge it for yourself, do wait to read this. (I wrote this Thursday night, … Continue reading

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catching up

School started. We have a 4th grader who misses 3rd grade and a 2nd grader who wishes school didn’t exist. ::sigh:: I am teaching at one of the local community colleges. In some ways it is just fabulous, my best … Continue reading

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kindness at the waterpark

We have waterpark season passes for our 3rd summer. Yesterday we met my spouse at the waterpark when he got off work. It was a great way to live through the 110+ temperatures. It felt downright cool as we floated … Continue reading

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thursday

This is a day-in-the-life-of post, but not really a typical day, just the day Thursday happened to be. I graded until just before 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning. I woke up before my 6:30 alarm. I got the kids going and … Continue reading

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dog days of summer (or not)

The way this year worked out, we had a slow and mellow beginning to our summer with lots of Active Wii games and Pokemon matches and afternoons at the water park. Last week Wordgirl did drama camp, so we were … Continue reading

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holy (birth)days

My aunt died during Lent. Our family relationships in English are vague. My dad’s brother’s wife (the aunt to whom I refer) has the same relational title as my mother’s sister. And so she should–she has been my aunt as … Continue reading

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