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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...

Getting Dance Pictures

I have a tip for all of you moms of dancers. No, it’s a plea. You’re going to assume it’s because I’m a dance photographer that I wrote this. That it’s to get more money in my pocket. But no. Part of the reason I am a dance photographer is because of this...

School: the next thing

Anyone who's known me for awhile knows that we change how we do school constantly. I'm always finding something more perfect than we used before, and it's rare that we get more than one year through any one program. Part of that has been figuring out the...

Moving fun

We moved last week. It's been an exciting period of transition. Exciting is putting it mildly. Remember my post about faith lessons, which was from over 2 months ago? That was when we were looking at moving and making all sorts of other changes. I didn't know if or...

Lemonade

When I was in middle school home and careers class, we did a little bit with pretending we were creating a business. I remember very little about it, though it seemed like it was more planning than creating or enjoying our success. (and something about a...

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