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Keeping the Faith

Sometimes you need to have faith in someone else’s faith. I learned this one Christmas Eve eight years ago. The pain had started the day before. Twingy cramps that left me doubled-over. After a morning spent seizing my side in agony, I drove to Urgent Care. A young, harried doctor doctor checked me over. “Could […]

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How I Got My Kids to Eat Kohlrabi… and Other Weird Vegetables

As I type, my husband is peeling and chopping beets for dinner. We will serve these beets, along with other winter root vegetables, as a side dish to our three 7-year-olds. Before you think I’m lying or that perhaps my kids were deposited here from another planet, let me assure you that such culinary exploration was not […]

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Taking the Work Out of Homework

As a triplet mama and former middle school teacher, I have a complicated relationship with homework. When I was teaching, I felt pressure when parents asked, “Why doesn’t Junior have homework?” Was I depriving their child of the full school experience by not giving homework? So I assigned some here and there. Never much. And I didn’t think much […]

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TheJoyofMissingOut

The Joy of Missing Out

Last weekend my family did nothing. No festivals, no kids’ sports, no playdates, no birthday parties, no get-togethers with friends or extended family. It was awesome. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my city, my extended family, and my friends more than anything, but there is something glorious about a weekend filled with nothing to […]

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