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The great affair is to move: 9 truths about travel

We just passed exit 204 somewhere between Greensboro, North Carolina and Williamsburg, Virginia. It’s 10:39 p.m., and while the youngest one has managed to dutifully pass out in his carseat, the older two are up late watching a movie on the iPad. This marks the end of Day Seven on our family’s road trip, wandering (read more…)

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Relationships (and boundaries) first

Ts you start this week, set aside the temptation to live in the future. Be all wherever you are, fully present. I’ve mentioned before that I have a tendency to be so forward thinking that I miss out on the thing right in front of me—I spend too much energy planning for the next thing. (read more…)

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Weekend links

We can’t be friends :: Dugans in Cahoots Russell Brand: My life without drugs :: The Guardian Dance in your kitchen :: The Nester TGIF: Paris, the grass ain’t greener, y’all :: She Loves This video is proof that skiing the Olympic downhill course is terrifying :: USA Today And a special shoutout goes to (read more…)

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Will the real St. Valentine please stand up?

Valentine’s Day. I know, I know – you either love it or hate it (but you probably hate it). What’s the deal with this holiday, anyway? Flowers, chocolate, conversation hearts…how exactly did February 14 come to stand for all of this craziness? Now that I’m older and my own children are exchanging Valentines with classmates (read more…)

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How to raise a bilingual child (the simple way)

“Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.” ― Rumi Yes, Rumi may be right about words being a pretext and the inner bond drawing one another closer, but in the world that we live in, words play an important role – and the language they’re (read more…)

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