Tag Archives: “extended family”

Yo-Yo Lessons

Juju has been teaching Xi how to yo-yo. He brought over this lovely classic orange Duncan butterfly — straight out of the 80s — and told the girls he wanted them to be able play with it if they liked. … Continue reading

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Exceptional Elders and Stellar Celebrations

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As you may remember from the last couple posts, beginning right before Thanksgiving we spent four weeks enjoying a nearly continuous train of our menagerie of grandparents. In fact, we enjoyed visits from (at least a representative from) every one … Continue reading

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Hard-knocks for Modern Families or Build-Your-Own Village

We parents today (particularly in Western “civilized” societies) have it harder than perhaps any other time in history and any other culture known. By some stroke of cosmic misfortune, our historical “good” fortune has condemned our child-raising to a level … Continue reading

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