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Highlights that can't be bought - Kauai, Hawaii

It never fails.  We save up for a vacation that requires a flight and, on the return, we ask the kids what they liked best.  All three, in unison – “the movies on the plane.”  Guys, we went to Kauai! 1,056 more words


Best part of the day

I am so thankful I get to witness these moments!

We’re reading “Missy Piggle Wiggle and the Won’t Walk the Dog Cure”.

It’s book 2 in the series and tonight’s section has Joanna giggling quite frequently. 60 more words



Yesterday my son and his fiancee came for lunch, I hadn’t seen them for months (they live in London). Now that I am living with my mother that will change. 95 more words


The Educational supermarket

What is happening in Britain ? Facebook is buzzing with friends who are tearing their hair out choosing primary schools for their kids. There’s talk of league tables, achievement and attainment tables, Ofsted reports, gold standards, and most frightening of all feeder schools – are your kids going to be canabalised. 995 more words



We only had a few errands to run this morning so we asked Amber, “Do you want to go in the CAR?” She grinned and said, … 400 more words

Amazing Animals

Over the Garden Wall

One of the great joys, and small sorrows, of parenting is revealing your favorite things to your children to be embraced or reviled. There’s the magic of having them fall in love with something you fell in love with too. 529 more words


Philadelphia Mean and Minnesota Nice

Being candid is not always wise. But, some days, like today, it feels like a requirement.

Yesterday my adopted team, the Minnesota Vikings, brought “Minnesota Nice” — … 326 more words