Why I Embraced My White Hair In Advance

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If you had asked me a few months ago if I had any feeeeeeeeeeelings about turning forty I  would have shrugged back at you. My thirties have been eventful, but they have run out of steam. I'm not dreading the turning of a new leaf. It's just that I thought I was being mellow about ...

A photo challenge for those who like to do good things

If you follow me on Instagram this challenge may not be much of a surprise to you, but others of you may not be as familiar with my affection for the Donate a Photo app. I learned about this social good app over a year ago and think the concept is pretty amazing. Let's talk about ...

The Yellow Bracelet

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When I picked up W from camp yesterday he casually held up his arm. There on his right wrist was the most amazing, splendid, glorious, fantabulous item: a yellow bracelet! There are two swim tests at the pool. The first one gets you out of the shallow end and into the middle section of the ...

Still Becoming Us

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This is shaping up to be one of those summers where I am hoping to tuck everything away to savor. It's been a small and quiet summer; purposeful and enjoyable. We've cooked out, we've gone to our neighborhood Fourth of July parade, and we went to W's first live fireworks show. I was amused by ...

Summer Camp and the living takes an adjustment

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Yesterday was W's first day of summer camp. I have been looking forward to it for him because, unlike me, W is a kid who LOVES to be outside and active. He is super social and friendly and I imagined he would instantly fit in and have a marvelous time. Sunday night I was a wreck. ...

Introducing Umigo: Summer Math Fun

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This post represents a compensated editorial partnership with Umigo via The Mission List. Narrative and commentary are my own. One of the incredibly awesome things about having W in a charter school for kindergarten was watching him learn at his own pace. While some elements of his education were at grade level, he grabbed on to ...