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the hard work of parenting

This summery Monday morning finds us all outside in the backyard. We’re cleaning up from the aftermath of a gathering we hosted yesterday, so there are coolers to drain, chairs to collect, and pieces here and there to sort. We finished clean up and I started pulling weeds, trying to manage the ridiculous amount of uninvited…

humor me

   Here’s some thoughts and conversations that have  had me laughing as of late.  *** We’ve been playing a version of the board game LIFE called LIFE: Twists and Turns. It divides the board into four sections (family, career, education, and adventures) and you get to to decide what to do and how often. It’s lead…

on waiting and waiting and waiting

Sometimes I ask Myself, What are you waiting for, Becky?And then Myself rolls her eyes and shrugs and then, seeing that I am serious, Myself replies:I’m waiting for a break from school to get the house organized.I’m waiting for our schedule to slow down so that I can focus on losing baby weight.I’m waiting until…

when you plant possibilities

Last month we went to Lincoln to watch my brother run a marathon. It was inspiring and exciting and breathtaking and energizing to watch so many people push themselves so far.  We cheered at various places along the race, my brother ended strong and beat his goal, and then we piled in the van to…