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How Heading to Kindergarten is a Little Like Leaving for College…Only Different

  This one right here.  This one with spunky, waterlogged, blond pigtails, wet from swimming, giant blue eyes inherited from her flirty father, and her perfect white chiclet teeth.  Yes her.  She is headed to kindergarten this fall, following on the short heels of her brother. She is ready.  I am ready.  She asked the… Continue reading How Heading to Kindergarten is a Little Like Leaving for College…Only Different

Family life · Growing Up New Hampshire · Local

On the Day Before Mother’s Day…

I have this friend from college, Emily Cobb Henry, who writes these amazing notes for many mom friends in her life around Mother’s Day.  This gift is unlike many others, requiring no money or space on a shelf collecting dust that would just mock me daily–just hours of precious time.  She is a talented writer… Continue reading On the Day Before Mother’s Day…

Adaptive Adventure · Adaptive Parenting (an adventure itself)

Adaptive Cycling: One Boy, One Dad, and One Bike Path

Let’s face it- most parenting is adaptive as we learn to adjust to the little people who come into our lives.  Just when we believe we have found an answer, they grow, change, evolve, and send us back to the drawing table of sorts.  Today, Geoff made a bold mood.  He decided, while I was… Continue reading Adaptive Cycling: One Boy, One Dad, and One Bike Path

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The Perils of T- Ball…

T-ball is perhaps the most dangerous sport I’ve ever experienced- as a coach or athlete- twentyish preschoolers and kindergarten friends wielding bats, throwing errant balls (still hard and hurtful despite being “soft”), wearing mitts with little intention or ability of actually catching.   And when the ball does mysteriously land in the glove, we celebrate… Continue reading The Perils of T- Ball…