How to Fit in the Mind of a First Grader

One day, when I was in first grade, my teacher was leading us in making a chart about tooth loss. [ Read More ]

The Swim Race [VIDEO]

Sandi Marx tells the hilarious story of a swim race that she didn’t quite feel ready for. She may have lost but her daughters being there made her a winner. [ Read More ]

Fruit Cobbler: Never Again

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As a child, I had a huge fear of disappointing my parents.  I always tried to do the right thing, afraid of ever letting them down.  I distinctly remember my well thought out speech to them in 4th grade, outlining why I was choosing to quit the violin. [ Read More ]

Questions About Dinosaurs

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Fermin, our trip valet, was born and raised in the area and knows a great deal about everything where we were staying. We asked him many questions, but then my grandson, who is four, decided he had to know something, too. [ Read More ]

The Smell of Defeat [PODCAST]

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Ruby tells the story of “chaos week”, the most insane week at summer camp. Let’s just say her’s ended a bit messy. [ Read More ]

A Christmas Surprise

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I have always gotten endless joy out of all the arts and crafts my kids have brought home from school. A particularly special day was when my son, Zachary brought home something wrapped carefully in newspaper. It was around Christmas time, and his face lit up as he carried the delicate package into the kitchen. [ Read More ]

Potty Training [PODCAST]

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Joseph tells the story of when he was potty training as a kid. Let’s just say, during a trip out, his training kicked in at the wrong moment. [ Read More ]

Diaper Drama

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As a busy mom of four children, I often enlist the help of my older kids while I am taking care of the baby. [ Read More ]

His First Friend is a Cat

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I believe that our cat helped our youngest son learn how to walk. [ Read More ]

Ryan Loves Dogs

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Ryan fell in love, and asleep, with his new puppy dogs. He’s such an animal-lover! [ Read More ]

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