One of the things about growing older is that you’ve had time to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. I have figured out that I really like to be all alone and in the quiet. This is really bad because it’s summer and I have two very loud children. They are so …

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I’m from a small town. Like the kind of town where you ride on a flatbed trailer in a parade and squirt people with squirt guns and throw candy to the kids when it’s your 20th High School reunion. The kind of small town where, at one time or another, I have done all of …

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Like many parents, I am entering into Summer feeling a mixture of excitement and trepidation. On the one hand I’m like, “Yay, we get to sleep in!” But then, “Holy crap what am I going to do with these children for 82 days.” Yes. I counted. So, I had my 7-year-old sit down and make …

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We had a very excited first grader this week. We also had visitors this week. My aunt and uncle-who have this biking/traveling lifestyle that Robb and I aspire to recreate someday-came to visit and we had a whirlwind of a couple of days. I think they experienced a lot of the good things our little …

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The first group of pics are at my sister’s cabin in Northern MN. We had a couple of days with just the four of us. We explored the Cuyuna mountain bike trail system a little more and Robb caught a huge dogfish and we swam in the lake and lounged on the deck and slept …

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July takes us to Northern Minnesota to lake-hop around to see family and friends. This year we spent the Fourth of July week at my sister’s cabin, then we head over for our college get together next weekend. These two weeks usually hold some of my favorite times of the year. No schedule. The kids …

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