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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We spent the week at The Lone Tree Farm.¬†Our children and their cousins are the 6th generation to play on the banks of the Kanaranzi Creek. They climbed the broken down Box Elder trees and scavenged for arrowheads and fossils along the creek bed. They searched for leprechauns and fairies and hunted ogres in plum …

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1. You can show your children the amount of crazy that the human species has produced all in one place. 2. You can work on your own pesky aversion to germs by watching the children lick all types of public surfaces. 3. You can have your six-year-old practice social skills by making him talk to …

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