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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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Your Kid as Johnny 5

“Need input. Need input. Neeeed iinnnpuut!” Your child is an information and experience Hoover. She was born to devour data. He was created in just such a way as to be driven to gorge himself on life. And all in order to … Continue reading

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pt IV of: ‘Member When

‘Member when Echo was teaching me to play guitar? But then got drunk and passed out? No, not really — but she has shown her interest in the guitar from as soon as she could move her head. This was … 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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The Confused Queen

Here she is, folks, the (dreaded) COnfused Queen, with her ™ lovely white dress — the full-length formal one with the four pink roses on the bodice, and the wide, layered collar. Her pretty, smiling face belies her unkind intentions. The … 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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