Thank the Helpers

We live in a peaceful neighborhood in Colorado surrounded by natural beauty and bright sunshine.  The quality of life is high, and the vibe is refreshingly chill.  I can see snow capped mountains from the parking lot of Target.  We also live in a community closely affected by school shootings.  My daughter attends a high …

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All The Ages We Have Ever Been

I went to a yoga workshop last year where they kept bringing up "healing your inner child."  Visions of a yellowing self-help book with a lady in a lavender leotard on the cover and a macramè plant holder instantly came to mind.  Maybe I should have feathered my bangs and put on leg warmers for …

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The General Manager of the Universe “Swims” Around Key West

Ask my younger brothers, my parents and my kids,  (I tend to behave a little better with friends) and they can all tell you there is a slice of my first born and only girl, Leo nature that can sprout up as General Manager of the Universe tendencies.  This term resonated with me immediately when …

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Pax It: A Social Primer for Ages 5 to 95

This year we got a new student partway through the Fall named Pax.  He looks like a cross between a white water rafting instructor, animal wrangler, and Welch's grape juice commercial actor.  When he speaks his tempo is slow, measured and sounds almost pensive with the tiniest hint of a British accent.  On our first …

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It Takes A Village. Really.

My oldest daughter has been strong-willed, like very strong-willed, from the beginning.  This worked out okay when life was the world of childhood and fairly simple.  I decided this may get trickier in the teen years when adult perspective is still critical even if it may be considered strongly unwanted or unnecessary by said child.  I …

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