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The Right Stuff

It started with a knitted pale pink hat with a pompom. How I hated that stupid pink pompom. On top of that, NO ONE wore hats at school, and especially not homemade pink ones with pompoms. They all wore earmuffs … Continue reading

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Climb Every Mountain

It’s March and the snow hasn’t really given much thought to melting yet. The banks are still as high as an elephant’s eye. One might think that February’s record-breaking cold weather would deter a 3-year old mountain climber from scaling … Continue reading

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The Risks and Rewards of Sharing Hobbies with Children

One of the joys of parenthood is when you realize you can start inflicting your hobbies on your children. So you do. Then, one of the great disappointments of parenthood can be when you realize that children have the ability … Continue reading

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Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

There is something reassuring about the longevity of the humble snowman. According to one source, there is evidence that he has been around since at least 1380 (Bob Eckstein, 2007, History of the Snowman). From the age of 3, kids … Continue reading

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Cathy’s 2014 Winter Instruction Manual

If the obese squirrels lumbering about my yard provide any indication, we could be in for a long, cold, hard winter… again. (Seriously, look at the size of them! They must be preparing for something. Sorry for the poor quality … Continue reading

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Dear Winter

Dear Winter, At first, I thought we had something special. When your gentle flakes first touched my cheeks, and your sparkling frost delicately covered the ground, I thought we were meant to be. My children played with you, building forts … Continue reading

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GO AWAY! (no, not you)

I try to keep this blog positive. I really do. I like to talk about solutions instead of problems. And, at the risk of sounding like a goody-two-shoes, I like to take negative situations and try to find the good … Continue reading

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