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Summer – Where did You go?

Every summer I fall for the same lie – summer is synonymous with a slower pace of life. School is out. Things will slow down. We can catch our breaths and relax.   Then I blink and the days of summer are over as quickly as they began.  Gone is summer and the illusion that life would…

6 Fun Summer Activities with Kids

Summer is finally here!  My initial reaction to summer vacation is relief.  Hooray for more flexibility in our schedule.  No more school.  Less rigid bedtimes.  And best of all, forget the usual morning routine of trying to get kids ready for school, which at my house still feels like herding cats. But my feelings of…

Attitude is Everything

About a month ago I found myself in the Emergency Room with my eldest. The instant she was given crutches and a boot for her broken foot her attitude changed from sulking to excitement. She is well within the years when crutches and casts are a badge of honor, excitement and attention. Since she and…