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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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Summer reading lists, part two (10-year-old girl)

Last week, I shared the summer reading list for our 7-year-old son. It’s a healthy blend of pure fun with a sprinkling of challenge, so I thought it fitting I do the same for our oldest, age 10. Tate is a voracious reader who also gets distracted by summertime fun (as well she should sometimes, (read more…)

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Cuppa reads

Happy weekend! Last night we went to the wedding of one of my dear cousins—the last marriage celebration of my generation. I grew up near most of my cousins (I even attended high school with several of them, including last night’s bride), and gatherings like this remind me how much I appreciate the closeness of (read more…)

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Summer reading lists, part one (7-year-old boy)

In the summer, we aim for a subtle blend of structure and a free-range calendar, allowing plenty of time for the kids to wander and wonder and be, framed within a widely-fenced yard. Those pickets are what keep us from feeling a sense of chaos in the midst of the in-between time of school years. (read more…)

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