Category Archives: The Kids

things that capture our attention 3: land of stories

The girl chose The Land of Stories book 1 a year ago when she was gifted a choice of books on her way to sleepover camp. She picked it because it was good and thick. She didn’t get to the … Continue reading

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things that capture our attention part 1: the boy

What did you love when you were a child? What are you hoping to introduce your children to and have them love? Which of those are working and what do they love that is new to you? (also, the balance … Continue reading

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pottermania

I had taken a graduated student and friend out for dinner to celebrate his 5 on the AP Exam. We stopped at a bookstore after dinner and saw a Harry Potter display. I asked if he thought I would like … Continue reading

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celebrating

  Is there a difference between an incentive, a reward, and/or a celebration?   I could write for days about  back in the day when sports trumped everything and now when they award academic achievement in kindergarten and give out … Continue reading

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happy birthday beverly cleary

I read an article a few weeks ago about Beverly Cleary turning 100, and it caught my fancy. We celebrate authors’ 100th birthdays, and 200th birthdays, and 500th birthdays (Shakespeare!), but how fun to celebrate an author’s 100th birthday and … Continue reading

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birthday fun

The girl child wanted to take her friends to the mountains to play in snow for her 9th birthday outing. And then we had a week of high 80s low 90s weather. We changed the plan from a snow day … Continue reading

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friday fun day

I have a whole lot to do between now and when I get on a plane for my in-laws in Idaho Wednesday early morning, so I thought I would get a bunch of stuff done today. But as he was … Continue reading

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