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The Best Family Trip That Almost Wasn’t

Last Wednesday night, my oldest daughter started throwing up at 2 AM.  I thought our trip to Laconia and Gunstock Mountain was doomed for sure.  Even if S. recovered quickly, one or all of us were bound to come down with … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

On Monday, with the kids home from school yet again (this time for Presidents’ Day), I thought I was facing another long day full of fighting, messes, and the inevitable ennui that sets in when you’ve been stuck indoors together … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Rejoining Facebook

I recently rejoined Facebook after about a three-year hiatus.  I had suspended my account after realizing a) how much time I was spending perusing posts from people, some of whom I hardly even know and b) how annoyed I was … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in the Little Things

I mowed the lawn today.  But the dishes piled up in the sink.  The bills were paid, but the debt of unfolded laundry grew faster than the national deficit.  I filled a prescription, but we’re out of stamps.  I plug … Continue reading

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