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Glimpses of Great

I never floss my teeth when I am on vacation. This thought occurred to me when I looked in my husband’s travel bag and spotted dental floss. I don’t know why this is. I’m an avid flosser when I’m at home. It is not like the small spool would add weight to my bags or take up precious packing space. I

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So much more than pretty

    “I hope I’m pretty when I grow up,” you tell me, with wide fawn eyes and a nervous smile. You say it earnestly seeking out the future and not just fishing for compliments. “Why is it important to you?” I ask, trying to steady my voice and keep it void of emotion. “Because pretty matters,” you tell me confidently,

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It could be worse

Dear Evan and Lulu, I say this to you a lot. It could be worse.  When Robie chews all your stuffed animals I tell you “It could be worse” because I know that I’ve already thrown away 250 mangled dolls, books, bubbles, puzzles, markers, and much more of your belongings that became carnage of Robie’s wrath.   It could be

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Lessons from vacation

  We just returned from our annual Spring Break vacation to the ocean. So you’ll probably want to avoid me for a few days while I decompress after spending 16 hours in a car with children during the last week. I take a vacation every year with my family and yet I am still surprised at the things I learn.

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