Coming clean

Last week, the kids and I were at the pool for home school swim. I spent most of my time chasing the toddler in the zero depth pool, but got a moment to sit down with all of the moms right when they were in the middle of a conversation. One of the moms leaned over in an attempt to draw me in. “We’re talking about eating unprocessed foods. Where are you on the whole spectrum?” I attempted to quietly answer.  “I’m not really ON the spectrum.” I had been under a ton of pressure the past few weeks. Home...
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In defense of boredom

On Saturday, our 9-year-old son had his first basketball game as part of a recreational league he is trying for the first time. This kid does not have a ton of natural ability when it comes to sports. But what he lacks in speed or agility, he makes up for in determination and love for the game. He loves to play sports and will find a way to practice, whether it’s inside, outside, in the snow, the freezing cold or in the garage. We weren’t terribly surprised or even disappointed when the game began and we realized that after only...
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