Category Archives: Parenting

Looking for my whistle

I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I haven’t seen it for years, but I was sure it was in my nightstand drawer.  There is lots of stuff in there . . . but no whistle.  I finally just gave up and … Continue reading

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Changing Sides

I looked down at the message indicator on my phone.  This text didn’t have words, it was actually a short video.  I knew what was coming, but I was still nervous.  Things would be different after I pushed play. After … Continue reading

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Where Does Milk Come From?

Ever have a question that you just don’t have an answer for?  Usually that’s frustrating, right?  I had a question for years that nobody could answer.  It was tricky because I couldn’t tell people if they answered the question correctly, … Continue reading

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Getting back to Sesame Street

Eli didn’t know who The Count is.  He does now, but he didn’t a little while ago.  For like his entire life I have counted for him and added a minimally sinister “Ha Ha Ha!” every few numbers.  Apparently he … Continue reading

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Ice Dreams . . .

We are a hockey family. The thought flashed into my head as I sat in the stands of the Big Dipper Ice Arena here in Fairbanks last week and watched Eli score his first goal ever.  As his mom and … Continue reading

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Systems of Education

I love coffee.  I love it much less, however,  when it shoots through my nose.  I assume that people at the next table over experience an ebb in their relationship with the beverage when they get it sprayed on their backs.  I … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I love writing.  I love sitting down in front of a blank screen and watching words appear on it.  Sometimes, I am surprised by what comes out.  I am not saying that I don’t know what I am writing, I … Continue reading

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