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Odwalla and the Soccer Mom

First, I never thought I’d be a “soccer mom.” And yet, here we are on our third pair of soccer shoes entering another season. We’ve tried to be pretty intentional in our parenting, and work hard not to let activities prevent us from plenty of family time during the week. Plus, there is much to…

In an old house in Paris that was covered with lines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.

Parenting à la française

I like that NPR will often select a contentious title for a story, and they certainly grab my attention and create many of their signature “driveway moments” for those who tune in via radio.  As a francophile and someone who gives a great deal of thought to intentional parenting (although often falling very short), I…

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Chalk It Up

I have a chalkboard affliction.  Mason jars are an illness as well, but that’s a discussion for another day.  I did a recent tally and found nearly a dozen chalkboard surfaces in the space of four rooms.  Honestly, I am most certainly married to the most tolerant man on the planet. There’s this one, near…