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Organizing Life

We're busy. Whether we work outside the home or not, just the fact that we're raising dancers means our lives take on a rhythm unique to the dance world. I may have an exaggerated schedule, because in addition to dance classes, I'm also working at the...

When they’re not dancing

My son is a constant ball of energy. If he isn't dancing, he's riding his bike, playing tag, or surfing (if we're fortunate enough to make it to the beach). My daughters, on the other hand, aren't nearly so active off the dance floor. My eldest only takes...

Research projects

My kids are either dysylexic or dysgraphic (or both). Because of that, I don't require much written work from them, instead leaning on other ways to make sure they're learning. We keep it light, because the biggest thing I want them to take from their...

New swing of things

We've known this was coming for a long time now, but it finally actually happened. January brought the start of a new dance studio, Blink Christian Performing Arts Center. It's at our church, run by a couple who taught us previously at a different studio....

Animal friends

I grew up with animals. At various times we had a cat, various dogs (the only one we had more than a year was our beloved Cockapoo), parakeets, and a hamster.  Josh had rabbits for a time and a cat, though those were for a less significant portion of his...

Being a Misfit

Recently, I've been realizing that I've always felt like a little bit of a misfit. When I was in college, I was one of a whole bunch of music education majors, but the instrumental program was much smaller than the vocal. And in the clarinet section, I was...

Gone away is the bluebird…

...here to stay is the new bird! We're still in all-Christmas-music-all-the-time mode. We'll likely be de-Christmasing this weekend, and the kids have already requested that we listen to Hamilton as soon as we turn off the Christmas music....

Those difficult meals

I don't mind nights when the kids have a lot of dance classes in a row. I don't mind, that is, until I remember I have to make a meal that I can take with us to the studio. Something I can make hours ahead of time that can be eaten cold out of the cooler...

Dapper Day

This past weekend was Dapper Day. It's actually misnamed because it was the whole weekend, but that just meant we had more time to play! What is Dapper Day? You can read (and see) all about it here. The short version, though, is that it's an opportunity to...

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