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Large Group Games for Latin Camp, part 2

So Large Group Games for Latin Camp got to be too long of a post, so here’s part 2. Games I used day 2 of my camp of 34 kids, ages 9-14: Hot Potato Purpose: to painlessly repeat a declension … Continue reading

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The Ink They Left On Me: Writers Anne Lamott and Tracy Chevalier

Writers leave deep impressions on me with their art. Some people use the very skin of their bodies to honor people, places, or events that marked them. (Babies’ names and birth dates, faces of Jesus and Bible verses, animals, zodiac … Continue reading

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My Dad, Monsanto and Christmas Trees

My mom is the one who told me. She told me she saw the information in a TV commercial. Class-action lawsuits against Monsanto, on behalf of people who contracted lymphoma and other cancers after exposure to its weed-killer, Round-up. Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why You Should Still Garden (even when you don’t really have time to do it well)

#1. Your garden going a bit wild leads to some pretty cool things.
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18 Things I Didn’t Do This Summer (Is Summer Mom Guilt A Thing?)

Ever feel like fitting in the fun of summer is like playing a game of Tetris?
There’s never enough time! Everything you say yes to is an intrinsic no to something else.┬áIt’s just true.
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Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farms, Review

The Spoutwood Farm Fairie Festival takes place Friday through Sunday on a weekend close to May 1, in Glen Rock PA, on a sprawling, hilly farm. Whether you’re like me and value the whimsy of such an event for your kids to enjoy, or you like cosplay or all things natural, artsy, woodsy or fantasy, this is a unique festival that appeals for a variety of reasons.

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The “Perfect” Schedule–and When It Falls Apart

This is the hope of the busy parent, right? I configured the perfect schedule for the family, where all things are not only accomplished, but in balance. Then one thing changed… In the words of U2, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
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