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The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up
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The Saddest Part of Getting Old and Growing Up

My baby turns 13 this week and I’m remembering less and less of the days that comprise those remarkable years. This is a little something about the memories we learn to hold on to and the ones we’re helpless to watch fade away. To hear me tell it now you’d […]

Hey Parents, Let’s Not Grow Up Together
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Hey Parents, Let’s Not Grow Up Together

Hey parents, let’s make a pact to not grow up. We can do this, right team!? I’m back on the Clorox Spin Cycle blog again this month sharing a six pack of childhood things that we adults shouldn’t give up just because we’ve grown-up. Take a look and tell me […]

What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best
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What They Don’t Tell Dads of Daughters: The Tween Years Are The Best

Think of it this way: one day she won’t be so little. One day Super Heroes and finger food will no longer dominate the conversation. And one day she’ll be out in the world putting her own unique imprints down on top of the earth, without you by her side […]

Two Kids Walking Hadrian’s Wall
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Two Kids Walking Hadrian’s Wall

In July I walked the length of the Hadrian’s Wall Trail in the north of England with 11 pals for charity. After we were finished but before my blisters had healed, my family hopped over the pond and we enjoyed a holiday in the U.K. To my surprise, because while […]

Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween
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Don’t Call My Daughter A Moody Tween

We’re wrapping up dinner, passing around the bowl of string beans to finish them off because they make for dreadfully rubbery leftovers, when I make a relatively harmless remark she doesn’t appreciate full stop. The mood around the whole of the kitchen table sours as her shoulders drop. She then […]

What Do You See In A Hall of Mirrors?
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What Do You See In A Hall of Mirrors?

Greatness. Sweetness. Love. Intelligence. Humor. Curiosity. Wonder. Nothing but light. May she never stop seeing what I see in her right now this minute inside and out of a hall of mirrors.

We’re Both Still Growing Up
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We’re Both Still Growing Up

There are eight traffic lights separating the short driveway in front of our home and our grade school’s two separate parent drop-off zones. Pushing back from the gate by 7:46 A.M. affords us the time to justmiss a few of them. We’ve got to be reversing out of the driveway […]

Just Around The Corner
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Just Around The Corner

It’s best, even if you don’t have a spontaneous bone in your body, not to over-think these kinds of things. Decide and go. Hit a few talking points, cross fingers, conjure the faith you need, and move forward with grace and confidence into the great unknown. We were just around […]

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