Delicate… and children…

I looked at today’s Weekly Photo Challenge and I was stumped. I could think of so many different things, so many possibilities. So I decided to think on this one for a while. And then came the news from Connecticut. It came in short, terrifying pieces. A school shooting. Children dead. And the parent in me grieved.…

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A tale of mommy shoes…

Every now and then, you find something that makes you go “huh?” In my reading list I came across a blog post from a (presumably) younger-than-I mother of toddlers that looked interesting. It was about shoes. Hey, my ears perked up, what can I say? We all know me and my ever so slight shoe obsession.…

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So, did my kid jump off the rock?

And for the record, my kid is the boy in the blue shorts, white tee and yes, that’s blond hair (he bleached – it’s been an interesting summer, what can I say?) Do you know how hard it is to get a clean shot of a fast moving kid? I had only brought my point…

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Kids Unplugged – rituals of childhood

In this modern world kids are constantly “plugged in” and neighborhood streets no longer echo with the laughter of children at play. They’re all locked up inside, staring at a video screen. These days, the only outdoor play the average kid gets is in organized sports. Whatever happened to just “play”? OK, sure, I’m waxing…

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It’s not pornographic if it’s at the art museum…

When exploring Asian art with your teenager, you might want to be prepared to come around the corner and be faced with something like Kali and Shiva…

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A tale of two children…

Ah… Spring Break… And a time to remark on the differences between boys and girls… Spring Break with a 16 year old girl included: Shopping, the Walters museum, several Smithsonian museums and the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. (photo: View of the Washington memorial in Baltimore, outside The Walters) (and yes, the sky really was…

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The post that wouldn’t die!

That loverly post where I carped about a book report has garnered yet another teacher’s input… But this time, it’s not really bad. Though this teacher disagreed with much of what I said, she did so in a kind and intelligent manner, expressing her thoughts and feelings with grace, eloquence and passion. For that, I…

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Embarrassing our children – the job of parents everywhere

What can I say? I firmly believe it is the job of parents to make sure to have plenty of embarrassing stories, preferably with photographic evidence, of their children’s foolishness. Why? Well, to embarrass them in front of future girlfriends/boyfriends, of course! Yes, I am firmly aware that my children will probably be seeking years…

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