The True Prize

I must admit, my heart dropped to my shoes as the realization dawned on me that my oldest son would be competing in the high jump.  There were two major factors leading up to this thundering heart-drop.  First of all, he had never attempted the high jump in all of his thirteen years, and secondly,

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Dinner-tainment: How to Keep Little Ones Occupied

As a writer, it is often suggested that I ‘write what I know’.  However, in all fairness to the age ranges my boys have passed through or have yet to enter, I want to include some posts about these time-frames.  Today’s post will focus on the toddler years and then the next will be about

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The Trials and Tribulations of Tryouts

As I shared in an earlier post, my oldest son has started middle school. You can read it here:  Beyond Middle School It has been a learning experience for all of us. Now that he is safely into his second grading period, he is settling in nicely.  He has mastered his school’s complicated rotating schedule

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For the Love of Reading (Part One)

When my boys were young, they were rambunctious.  I had a difficult time managing their high energy levels as well as my expectations of them.  I had never been tackled-hugged in all my life before having them.  Once they entered my world, tackle-hugs were the norm. Whenever we were home for extended periods, negotiating their

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