Tag Archives: school

When Tylenol just wouldn’t be enough

It started a week ago Sunday with rosy cheeks. We had a crackling fire in the fireplace and Maddie had camped herself next to it to do her homework. When I saw her rosy cheeks a little later, I wanted … Continue reading

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First signs of impending doom

Alright, maybe it isn’t “impending doom”. Maybe I am overreacting. Maybe I am being too dramatic. Or pessimistic. Or maybe, just maybe, I am seeing the truth about what is looming on the horizon. Or more accurately, REMEMBERING how I … Continue reading

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Couldn’t have said it better myself

I usually clean out the girls’ backpacks at the end of the school week to make sure I don’t miss anything important or leave a pb&j sandwich in the bottom for three days. Trust me when I say that isn’t … Continue reading

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A Season of Goodbyes (part 1)

[Editor’s Note: This is one of those posts that hasĀ rattled around in my brain for weeks now. I hadn’t put the words to blog because there were so many images that I wanted to include to tell the story that … Continue reading

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Finish lines

The last major school project. The last spelling test. We’ve been having a lot of “lasts” recently. The last day of my women’s group at church. The last soccer game. Lots of things are coming to an end or winding … Continue reading

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Playing hooky

Waiver day. That’s what they call it around here – waiver day. I call it the, “What do you mean you don’t have school on Monday”-day. I don’t remember having waiver days when I was little. Did we? Of course, … Continue reading

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Spring Break(down?)

It is Spring Break. Children are out of school. Cabin fever (even with a mild winter) needs to be shaken off us like water after Riley jumps into the pond. So, can you guess where I am? Are those leaves … Continue reading

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