the road less travelled

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy…

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Pinschooling

I am from the era when Apple wasn’t cool. Well, they started cool, but IBM quickly made its imprint and everyone owned an IBM product. There was a time too when fax machines were the “in” things. Do you remember Palm Pilots, or Blackberries? Okay, Blackberry would like you to remember that it is in your…

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the indispensable spouse

There’s nothing quite like recognizing the benefits of my husband, especially when he’s away. So easy to take him for granted when he’s here. Bedtime hour is quieter: for me, anyway. He’ll bring them to bed, read a few stories (or improvise, much to the annoyance of our children). He’ll sing his lullabies…”You load sixteen…

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introducing Hannah

The nine endless months before she was born, I spent every waking moment, and some sleeping ones, dreaming of what he would look like. Yes, he. (All the old wives tales were wrong.) Then she was born. Though I had to switch names, she was Hannah, not Caleb, and she was the most beautiful baby…

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he, the best of everyone

He’s the last born, but also a first born, because he’s a boy after three girls. He’s a guy with a plan. He expects to be listened to, but he’ll also listen with a soft heart. Give him Lego, but don’t give him the boxed instructions. Give him attention by bouncing the ball back and…

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