Summer is upon us. I find that if my kids have a total break for too long everyone is at loose ends. We don’t technically school “year round,” but I definitely try to plan learning activities during those hot summer months.  It’s important, also, to remember to plan FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids. I’d like
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Standing at the finish line is a glorious place to be.  In this race, my competitors are none other than ignorance and time. Nearly forty years ago, I attended a Catholic parochial school that served as a testing ground for a now-very well known phonics program.  I was schooled in that phonics program from kindergarten
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My latest child is to be born today or tomorrow or the next day or the day after that or next week or two weeks from now. The proper time for this is not rooted–yet only appearing so after the fact–in some watchmaker’s chronology. To each individual, even those who have not been born, there
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Teeth

It’s a blessing to have a large family, to have memories of the older children rekindled when the younger ones pass through the same life transitions. I was reminded tonight of just how traumatic losing a tooth can be.  Have you ever thought about that?  I mean, REALLY thought about it?  You are starting to
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Behold the world’s man. He is pallid and sullen. Like some stepson told to zip his coat, an action is required of him. Emperor Claudius mandating a politician’s decision to quell a disturbance in a minority quarter of the city. The established marginals have insured that they have no king but Caesar. A faction of
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