Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Written on Jul, 28, 2016 by in , | Leave a comment
mid-summer

Well, I’ve hit that point in the summer where I’m kind of in a fog and have just about run out of steam. That’s right – I’ve got the mid-summer blues. It’s hot. I’m tired because my kids’ new bedtime is apparently 10 PM, which obviously means that I have to stay up until 12:30 to get in a decent …

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every night

Every night, after my children go to bed, I let out a sigh of relief bigger than the night before. As  a parent, nothing feels quite as good as that sigh. Unfortunately, that feeling only lasts for about 2.4 seconds. Then the reality of all the things you still need to do begins to sink in. It’s a vicious cycle. …

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television

Less than one week into our summer vacation, something amazing happened. My kids didn’t watch a single television show, play a single video game, or use a single electronic device for three whole days! That’s right. For 72 hours straight, my children had no exposure to electronic media. To my amazement, contrary to what they seem to think will happen …

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Written on Jul, 05, 2016 by in | Leave a comment
minivan

I haven’t posted anything in a couple of weeks, partly due to the fact that school let out. Did you know that kids are very demanding? Over the school year, I had apparently forgotten that little fact, so it’s been difficult for me to carve out some time to write. It’s also due to the fact that my beloved minivan …

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