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Common Ground

After a weekend of Halloween festivities capped off with an up-all-night, sugar-fueled sleepover with friends, he was probably ready to crawl onto the couch and spend the balance of his Sunday staring at NFL RedZone and insisting he wasn’t tired. A few days ago, I’d pictured today going down much like that — the forecast […]

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Well hello there, Second Grade!

I have a few fuzzy, fleeting memories of First Grade. I can roughly picture my classroom, and I remember we used those little, red and blue counting bears, and I have one random memory of my Mom bringing our family dog Allie to my class one day for my Show-and-Tell. But I REMEMBER Second Grade. […]

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We’ve been gone on our annual trek into the wilderness for the last week and there’s laundry to do and photos to sort and gear to de-funk and emails (and emails and emails…) to read. And next week is back to work and back to summer camp and there will be school supplies to buy […]

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Hood Boys Appreciation Weekend

In 2008, mid-June became all about celebrating my favorite boy — and my other favorite boy. Colt’s birthday typically falls within a few days of Father’s Day so it’s all about the boys around here. This year, we were overdue for a trip to see Ninny and Pop in Arkadelphia so we headed south for […]

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Summer is Half Full

I used to come right out and say it. Summer Hours! I’ll blog when I feel like it! And it helped with the guilt I inevitably feel every time I realize just how much time has lapsed since my last story, and how many precious details may be lost forever to my terrible memory. This summer, […]

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