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Children

The Smallest Gift

At the end of February, I embarked on a journey to save my father’s life. At the time, I didn’t really know just how much I would have to endure. Perhaps it is best. I brought my then 9-month-old son along, creating a separation from my husband that was the longest we’ve ever tolerated. It […]

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Parents' goals for their children: A study

  • 19 Aug, 2008
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There are certain things that we all want for our kids. Generally speaking, they are the same things we want for ourselves: health and happiness, right? Oh, and eventually enough money in the bank to pay for health and happiness. From there, the individual parent’s list of wants either grows a little or becomes something […]

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The Cap is on the Summer of 2008

  • 14 Aug, 2008
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These are the best years of my life. My kids are old enough to take care of their own bathroom duties and young enough to still believe that I know it all. We’ve had so much fun this summer. We have biked, traveled, and swam. Often when I am soaking up the sun and watching […]

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So Like Dad

My husband Bryan has always been a conscientious objector. Not so much in the political way, but more in that he just likes to do things differently than everyone else. Everyone says yes? He says no. They turn right, he goes off the path entirely and finds a whole new route. At first, it was […]

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Crime and Punishment

  • 06 Aug, 2008
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There’s this rule that my husband Allan and I have about bedtime. It goes something like this: You can do just about anything you want to do after you’re all tucked in and kissed goodnight…as long as it’s in your bedroom and it’s done QUIETLY. So if you want to have a party? Have a […]

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One flew out of the cuckoo's nest

Guest blogger Angela is a married mom of three who juggles work, school, and life from beautiful Southern Colorado. Her musings (and photos) on balancing it all (or not) can be found at This Woman’s Life. We knew it was going to happen. We were encouraging it, in fact. The eldest moved into his own […]

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Kisses

Things have been kind of rough with my 5-year-old son Declan lately. He has done a lot of growing up this summer, which has been both good and bad. He’s always been a very sensitive, thoughtful child – so to see a wild streak finally emerge is disconcerting. Who is this child leaping off the […]

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