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Boredom Schmoredom (in publishing)

These girls, I’ll tell you, they are some creative souls. I don’t know from where the idea came, but Bella and Xi have been writing and co-illustrating a graphic novella. Echo is their agent. The story is amazing. There’s a … Continue reading

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Things that make you go, “D’OH!” (#1 Suspect)

This is a new theme I am going to revisit on occasion, focusing on some of the things we parents do (and maybe even get tricked into doing) that make the act of parenting and relating to our children considerably … 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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Boredom Schmoredom (in the car…)

Here is how fortunate Echo and we are that we haven’t softened her imaginative powers with TV. Because she doesn’t need external entertainment provided for her, she can have fun for a solid hour playing with — well, anything. In … Continue reading

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Boredom Schmoredom (episode 3)

I made this picture so big because I wanted you to see the detail on the baby. Izabella made this baby from some white “Gak” that we made at home. She took a big wad of the gooey stuff, 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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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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