When Your Daughter Says “I’m Not Pretty!”

When Your Daughter Says “I’m Not Pretty!”

Last night, as always, I went in to give Grace a kiss goodnight before flopping into bed myself. It’s one of my favorite (and only!) rituals. Typically, she’s asleep, and I witness every parent’s favorite moment: the sheer angelic serenity and peace that seemingly...

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Cue the Circus Music: Science School is Now Cancelled

Cue the Circus Music: Science School is Now Cancelled

Cue the circus music. Update - outdoor school is now cancelled, and the entire school district is shutting down. I guess the extreme weather forecast and winter weather warnings all day yesterday were not enough, so cancelling as the outdoor school buses were supposed...

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Science School / Outdoor School Prep

Science School / Outdoor School Prep

Outdoor school prep. Knowing that Gavin will, for sure, skip showering once he realizes it’s not a requirement and that none of his friends are doing it, I still packed a washcloth, small towel and bar of soap into a waterproof zip pack just in case. There’s a list of...

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School Picture Day

School Picture Day

Today was everyone's favorite: School Picture Day. Or, the parent preferred: Fashion Battle [insert year here] and Hair Style Throw Down [insert year here]. Or...maybe that's just the Clark parent's preferred nomenclature. I suspect not, but maybe it's just us. We...

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Kids & Summer

Kids & Summer

Yep. That's a crumb-caked knife. Used by one of our children for breakfast and placed back in the drawer. A few things I guess I should try to be proud of if I want to look for a silver-lining here, and I usually do want to, so here goes: My kids are old enough to...

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