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9 tips for a safe Apple Blossom Festival

Well, the high school marching band just started practicing in our neighborhood, so I know it’s Apple Blossom! My kids were thrilled by this unique sound of spring in Wenatchee, sensing the rumble of the drums with wide eyes and rushing out the door to follow them along the sidewalk. I felt warm, despite the […]

One thing at a time

When I took my first child to the pediatrician, she told me something really interesting that I didn’t know about children: They tend to only do one thing at a time. When she’s growing taller, she won’t grow plump at the same time. When she’s sick, she actually won’t grow at all. When her body […]

Messy homeschooling

When I was a teacher, I started meetings with parents by asking them to tell me about their child. I wasn’t trying to quiz them, though some may have felt that way. I mean, they hadn’t written everything down for the past five years and come in with a special 0-5 report especially for their child’s […]

A Day in the Life: Stephanie Ross

(Note: This is the third in a series of posts all about how we spend our days. You can read the first two posts here and here. As you’ll see from the sunny photos, Stephanie wrote this back in early fall. What a lovely time of year to think about right about now, with all this […]

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