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Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

Last Sunday night before bed, as we were trying to “get back into the routine” and I was returning to school, my 8 year old son held my hand with one of his (the other clutched his favorite stuffed puppy), “Mom, how can you make me go to theater camp for an entire week?” Dramatic… Continue reading Why We Make Our Kids Do Hard Things

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Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

Thank you for “Back to School” back pack drives like this one sponsored by our fabulous Bridge Project for our students who might otherwise show up to school with nothing but a smile, and, sadly, not even that.  The intention is for all students to be granted a new school bag with some essential items… Continue reading Beyond the Back Pack: Stocking the Stoke for School

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Thank You, Jean’s Playhouse, for This “Beauty and the Beast”

  If you haven’t been able to visit Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln, NH for Beauty and the Beast, there is STILL TIME.  The enchanted rose has not lost all of her petals yet! The show runs through Saturday, August 4, and the link for tickets is here.  Initially, my mom was going to take my daughter… Continue reading Thank You, Jean’s Playhouse, for This “Beauty and the Beast”

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When We Need Mr. Miyagi, Apple Cider Vinegar, and a Good Cry

I think it started the day the first two boys from Thailand were rescued from the cave.  My kids watched me watch the news that morning and watched me cry big fat tears of relief that those little soccer players would return to their families.  It was all too much for me– the poor coach… Continue reading When We Need Mr. Miyagi, Apple Cider Vinegar, and a Good Cry

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Why We Love Laconia Bike Week in Northern NH

The other day a first grade friend of our daughter’s with shaggy red hair, (he’s been growing it out for a while) also the son of the local minister, knocked on our door as he was riding bikes in our neighborhood.  “Hi, Heather, is Greta home?” he politely asks taking off his bike helmet and… Continue reading Why We Love Laconia Bike Week in Northern NH

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Lin-Wood Interact Club Heads to Costa Rica for Service Project and Needs Help!

  Guest Writer: Lin-Wood Ninth Grader Jillian Clark Hi! My name is Jillian Clark, and I am one of Mrs. Krill’s awesome homeroom members. I am here to help spread the word about a drive Lin-Wood’s Interact Club is hosting. Interact is a Junior Rotary Club for middle and high school age kids. Since Interact… Continue reading Lin-Wood Interact Club Heads to Costa Rica for Service Project and Needs Help!