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Friday Family Updates: Happy Hallowdays!

This week we pick up pretty much right where we left off last week. Echo was practicing for her bridging ceremony in Girl Scouts — going from being a Daisy to a Brownie. Here, you can see her lighting candles … Continue reading

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The Pinnacle (Reblog)

Originally posted on "A Beautiful Place of the World":
I have a dream. It isn’t about great political change or greater equality for all humans, exactly. And it isn’t about the evolution of humanity to our highest potential…

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The Gospel according to Charlie Darling — Boat Life!

Missoula is a powerful place. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. As a town, Missoula is nearly unparalleled in it’s offerings for families — including enrapturing activities for all, and for each of, the members of the … Continue reading

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Summer-A-Go-Go

For our family, Summer has now official started! One of the first indicators was the beginning of Bella’s vacation from school and the corollary arrival of our “biggest sister” to her Missoula home. Xi and Echo nearly launched into orbit … Continue reading

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Holidays… Go!

My parents, Nana and Grandpa George, arrived yesterday afternoon from their home in Alabama. Somehow it worked in perfect cosmic synchronicity that the flight they were on got in with just enough time for me to pick them up, grab … Continue reading

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Village Meeting — All are Welcome

I’ve been mentioning it here and there for over a month, but now we’re finally ready to unveil it, and begin. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be informative. It’s going to be challenging. And it’s going to … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone

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What a whirlwind just living can be sometimes, huh? Since last I posted, I have been through such an interesting, pivotal, and delicious time that I could spend a couple thousand words just filling you in. But I’m not going to do … Continue reading

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Home Again Home Again

We made it back home yesterday. After winding through some of my favorite parts of America and sharing some of my favorite vistas with my family, and sharing my family with those same places, we drove into Montana yesterday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Once Around the (Long and Winding) Loop…

I sit in a silver Dodge Grand Caravan with a recently detailed interior just barely tarnished by the last few days of kids’ sandy feet and sticky fingers, wheat-colored dog hair tailings, lotion consistency mishaps, and the occasional water or … Continue reading

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Radical Trust? Nah…

So, today we’re playing, “Have the Parent’s Lost Their Freaking Minds!?” What you see before you is not a photoshopped gag. It’s not a posed shot, wherein (almost) 4 year-old Echo is pretending to cut the tofu. And it isn’t … Continue reading

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Catch Up and Release

This is one of the many ecstatic reactions Bella had in response to being back in Gus. During the school year she is only with us every other weekend (because her other home is 200 miles of frozen alpine desert … Continue reading

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Other Things We do While Parenting

This link is to an article from January of 2010, when Natalie and I, getting ready to move out of our home for the already encroaching remodel, also did an art installation at our favorite café — with kids in … Continue reading

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The Big 1 0

Here she is folks. The new double digit daughter. We celebrated Bella’s birthday this week as our early-onset, month-long Yule celebration rolls on. And perhaps taking some cues from her slightly younger sister, Bella decided she was interested in a … Continue reading

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El Dia de los Muertos

Yesterday, as you may know, was Day of the Dead (a.k.a. All Souls’ Day) and in the town where we live, the holiday has been adopted by the community and turned into the liveliest celebration we have all year. It … Continue reading

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The Postpartum Doula is On Your Side

  Picture this — you’ve just given birth and you are snuggling up in your bed with your newborn, while a trusted someone is dishing up the food that she arranged to be dropped off for you by your community, … Continue reading

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