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Parenting as ‘The Gambler’

You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away, Know when to run. You never count your money When you’re sittin’ at the table. There’ll be time enough for countin’ When the dealing’s done. I heard this song on the radio the other day, and as […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Santa

My oldest daughter, soon to be 8 years old, sipped her hot cocoa thoughtfully, the white lights of our Christmas tree reflected in her dark blue eyes. She watched me wrestle awkwardly with the star on top. “You know what I really want this year?”  ”What’s that?” I asked from within the pine needles, thinking […]

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Making Family Memories at a Music Festival

I went to my first music festival as a carefree 20-something. It involved camping, no showers for three days, and scenes from port-a-potties I’ll never forget (it was as bad as you’d imagine). We had a blast, but I never thought I’d agree to another festival — never mind at age 40, with children.  But […]

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Steel Beams and Sippy Cups :: Surviving a Renovation With Kids

“Honey, where’s the sponge?” “I think I saw it under the paintbrush!” “The paintbrush the baby was walking around with? Um, OK. And the coffee filters?” “Check between the washer and dryer. They might have fallen there. But more importantly, have you seen the girls’ shoes?” “Nothing’s more important than coffee. They’re on the box […]

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