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Cultivating (the friends in) your own backyard

S ay what you will about Facebook, it does serve at least one purpose really well: it affords us the ability to keep up with worldwide friends like we’ve never before. And lately, I’ve been keenly aware just how spread out my dearest friends are. This spring trip of ours, traveling all over the country (read more…)

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What makes you come alive

As you start this week, may you notice what makes you come alive. What do you find yourself lost in, unaware of the time? What subject continually fascinates you? What could you talk about at length without getting bored (besides the latest binge-watching of Sherlock, of course)? I posted this famous quote on the blog’s (read more…)

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Weekend links

Master of None :: Brian Gardner When you’re tired of kids complaining: 15 ways to happier, grateful kids :: Ann Voskamp The most important 10 minutes of a child’s day :: Kenneth Barish on HuffPo The sacrifice of hospitality (and why it matters so much) :: Megan Tietz On writing: ego, insecurity, and life of (read more…)

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On taking a regular Screen Sabbath

Confession: our TV is on almost daily. It’s not on all day, and we’re super selective about what gets watched. We do Netflix and Hulu instead of traditional television, so we’re not inundated with ridiculous ads, and it’s never on just as background noise (music is almost always on when the TV isn’t). We’re big (read more…)

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Little gifts

As you start this new week, may you find a sliver of inspiration in an unexpected place—your preschooler’s scribble on the back of your grocery list, the first daffodil in your backyard, a harebrained story retold by your child as you chop the onions, a lovely shade of nail polish on sale. May you remember (read more…)

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