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Perfection: the thief of “good enough”

Every now and then, I get whacked in the head with my own words, reading through the archives of this almost eight-year-old blog. It happened just this weekend, re-reading this post I wrote all the way back in 2010, when I was cuddling a newborn Finn and wrangling two preschoolers. My, how time flies—and even (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happiest of July Fourths, fellow Americans! (Though I suppose it is July 4 everywhere, and I hope you all have a good one.) Enjoy your weekend—light a sparkler or three and spell your name in the night sky. Why Inside Out is the best TCK resource of the year :: Small Town Laowai Somewheres :: (read more…)

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What I’ve been up to (the offline edition)

It’s been kinda hard to write here since we’ve been back from our travels—not because I don’t have anything to share, mind you; I’m filled to the brim with thoughts and ideas, and I’m eager to transfer them from brain to screen. No, it’s been hard to hit publish here for one simple reason: we’ve (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

What a week, no? Let’s get right to it. • President Obama breaks into Amazing Grace at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral :: YouTube • What I told my children about Charleston :: HuffPo • A new hymn for Charleston :: The New Yorker • What overparenting looks like from a Stanford dean’s perspective :: Mind/Shift (read more…)

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#82: Round-the-world family travel – your questions answered! (part 3)

Kyle and I wrap up our conversation about round-the-world travel with kids right from the good ol’ US of A. In this final episode dedicated to answering your questions about our trip, we talk about packing—what we brought, what we wish we left behind, and how we carried it all. We also talk about overall (read more…)

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