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NFL Playoff Drawing

Today marks the race to the National Football League’s Super Bowl 50. Last week, as the NFL season results became clear, my son, Davis, started a drawing. I discovered him with his phone in one hand to search for the…
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Drawing Our Personality Islands

We are a Pixar-movie-loving family.  We’ve watched every Pixar movie many times.  We loved Inside Out since the first trailer was released – watching it over and over in anticipation of the movie. When we finally saw the movie in…
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Kirsten’s Digital Life Project

Thrilled to revitalize Kirsten’s Digital Life after a year-long hiatus. In that year, my boys have grown up so much. Over the Christmas break, the boys and I spent some time imagining what 2016 will be like. One of the…
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Embrace Moments of Awkwardness

Today, I took one final kayak ride on our lake vacation. Some of my favorite quiet moments (there were many great loud moments, too) were in a kayak on Big Sand Lake. Today, I was reflective and noted the awkwardness…
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I’m Not Small!

My fourth grader, Davis, is writing a book. He’s currently on chapter six (although, as he described, the chapters are very short.) He picked one of the notebooks my Mom bought him for school.  On the very first page he…
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The Perfect S’more

Something about time at the lake has me reflecting on those smaller firsts that are passing me by. So, today, I celebrate a small first: Davis’s first quest for the perfect S’more. When my boys were babies, I expected a…
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Meditation for Kids

I’ve been meditating daily for nearly two years. It is a practice that has been life-changing for me. When I began meditating regularly, I realized that I hadn’t known what it felt like to completely relax. Or, even to truly…
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Growing Up Geek

My mom started a lovely tradition with our oldest son, Davis. Each summer since he started school, she has taken him out for the adventure of school shopping. While she is now retired from teaching, she loves being connected to…