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summer is coming…

Oh happy day! Oh giggle, skip, jump! Summer is coming! Are you ready? Have you booked your camps, your trips, your classes, your vacations, your outings, your playdates, your trips to Target? Have you prepared to break up fights, get no work done, and completely lose your freaking mind? Because here’s the thing about summer “break” — I can’t decide if…

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floods and prince and email. oh my.

I just thought I was having a rough week when the kids were unexpectedly home from school due to flooding last week. Little did I know Prince would die, thus ending a craptastic week craptastically. I’m not going to address all my Prince feelings in this post. He gets his own post. But I am going to say that I…

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Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend I redeemed myself. Our family…

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Kids still read?

“The iPad won’t load!” “Where’s the Kindle charger?” “If she’s on her Chrome Book, what can I do?!” Holy Electronics, Batman. I’m pretty sure when I was growing up we could have gone days without electricity and not have noticed. Yet these days if our internet connection is slow, we can’t cope. And yes, I’m including the adults, i.e. myself,…

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