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Summer Well Played

Reflections on a Summer Well-Played

It’s here. ‘Back to school’ season. Screeching into my neighborhood Fred Meyer, not to mention the foothold it’s had on Target for the last two weeks. Last summer I could. not. wait. for school to start again. My girls were driving me nuts and they were driving each other nuts. Even our lazy cats were […]

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It’s Enough to Not Be Enough

Recently, a friend contacted me when an exchange student (scheduled to arrive in one week) suddenly had no Oregon host family. The student’s photo attached to the email smiled back at me, and after seeing him I couldn’t stop thinking about him. We had just spent the day moving houses, so my husband and I (crazily) […]

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Trivial Tantrum Triggers for Both Mama and Baby

Confession: Having the kids home during the summer forces me to face the fact that I have shared not only my strengths but my weaknesses with them. I see the ridiculous contagious nature of the trivial tantrum being thrown by #FirstWorldProblems, and I scramble to teach them patience and grace. However, I am constantly reminded that […]

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Summertime! It’s all fun and games until someone loses (or fractures) a tooth

As parents, dental trauma is not something at the forefront of our minds as the kiddos end the school year and begin a summer full of fun. But, this summertime fun can put children at risk for increased dental trauma.  {We want to thank our our friends at Nelson Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics for providing and sponsoring […]

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