Tag Archives: memoir

Sprouting Plant Advocates

I try to explain that my kindhearted son felt he was sticking up for a friend of his, that sometimes following the rules doesn’t always serve the higher good. The teacher doesn’t agree. The next day Kirby is punished. Continue reading

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I Can’t Hear You, I’m Reading

Lost in Book Syndrome. Apparently we don’t always grow out of it. Continue reading

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Evoking the State of Flow

How do we foster the state of flow in ourselves and our children? Continue reading

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Family Stories Form Us

Knowing stories about their families may be the best predictor of our children’s health and happiness. Continue reading

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The Dread Experience

Hair experimentation meets alarmed grandmother. Continue reading

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Chronically Awkwards Anonymous

I’ve finally given up all hope that I’ll someday be naturally graceful or at least gifted with the wisdom to know when to shut up. Continue reading

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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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