I love my husband. I do. He is a wonderful person and a great dad and a dashing dresser. But the man really loves to run up hills. And occasionally, I get thrown into these running-up-hills situations and I complain a lot. My love of complaining about running up hills does not mix well with …

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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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Hiking with children, Your children, other children, Starts out as a wonderful idea. Their faces excited. Their shoes are laced tight. The┬ácollar is placed on the dog. Outside, Our pale faces, Unused to the warmth, Gaze up at the strange ball of light. We start up the hill, And that’s when they realize, That hiking, …

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Yesterday was the first Wednesday in 8 weeks that we haven’t had snow. No wonder I was starting to feel a little ohmygodI’mgoingtogofreakingstircrazy-crazy. So we ventured out on a hike with Grammy and Papa today, Gray on a mission to document “nachr.” These are the things that he saw and documented (in only a way …

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