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pt VII of: ‘Member When

Hey – ‘Member when Andy Warhol did that photo piece on Echo?   Not really. This is just what happens when Echo (model) and Natalie (photographer) are having exactly the right variety and amount of fun. Of course, the effort … Continue reading

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How About… Hibernating?

Today when I got up, I looked out the window. As far as I could see, there was nothing but white in the world. As I manually shifted focus and tried to find something to differentiate itself from anything else … Continue reading

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What’s the Hurry, Kid?

It’s a classic story. Nearly every parent says, “Jeez, the time goes by so fast,” or some version thereof. We lament how quickly our little ones grow up. We attempt to latch on to our own bits of their infancy … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for Cold Hell

My partner Natalie had to get some pre-winter cold disgruntlement out of her system today. She’s is feeling bummed about the place where winter and autumn moosch together, and the long season of puffy coats that lies ahead of us. … Continue reading

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Falling for Autumn

Xideka (pronounced “Zi’-da-ka” for those who don’t know) asked me the other day if I loved Autumn. I said that I did, but that it was a bittersweet love (of course, having to divert to explain what “bittersweet” meant) because, … Continue reading

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When Sisters Marry

  Our girls share a very active fantasy life. There are dragons and faeries, princesses and princes, mermaids and mystics, and magic in the ether around them, folding into their daily lives and influencing them as they move from one … Continue reading

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HereSight

It was just a moment. Or a collection of them strung effortlessly together, in the middle of an average day, in an average week, with no special occasion on the horizon and no grandiose agenda in mind. Both the elder … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (with paint samples)

Echo has learned to use scissors. It’s a “whoa” kinda thing to see our “little baby” exhibiting advanced kid skills of this variety. And it just so happens to be an ideal use for the stacks of paint sample chips … Continue reading

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Mapmaking 101

Do you know what you want? Have you thought much about it? Is it something you think you even deserve to ponder? I ask this of my clients a lot. They then immediately begin whittling down the domain of such a … Continue reading

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Paradise is all in the Preparation

We went camping yesterday. It was a quickish trip — overnight, just about 40 minutes from our door — to Big Pine Campground, home of Montana’s largest known Ponderosa Pine (aptly named “Big Pine”). In addition to the large and … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (a continuing saga…)

A couple of weeks ago, I inaugurated a new and ongoing ritual of sorts here: celebrating some of the things our girls invent out of their would-be boredom. I say, “would-be boredom” because Bella, Xi, and Echo usually skip the … Continue reading

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So Long ago, Yesterday

This is one of the earlier digital pictures in our family. Before that, I was staunchly anti-digital, so many of the pictures of Izabella’s infancy and early childhood are film prints only. But this one, from right before she turned … Continue reading

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New

It’s a new day, friends. You may have blown it hugely yesterday. You may have done or said your parenting worst. You may have acted in such a way that you think your parenting license should be revoked. You may … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Boredom

Our dear friend and business partner, Kris Laroche, has often been inspired by and inspiring to our parenting. We have traded ideas back and forth, read many of the same books, and been mutually encouraged by each other along the … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures

As Natalie already mentioned the other day, we had the opportunity to home-sit for some wonderful friends of our family last weekend, and it was heavenly to say the least. Here is what Echo and I did for at least … Continue reading

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