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it just gets different.

I was just falling alseep last night and I heard the local coyote pack hunting in the orchard. A rush of fear and my eyes flicked open, The chickens! 397 more words

Parenting

toys: the big purge, plastic crap, stuff creep, the givers and sudden death

We see the ads.  We go to our friends’ homes and see the kids’ rooms bursting with toys, clothes, craft supplies and so much … well,  829 more words

Minimalism

Talk less, notice more

Kim John Payne, in Simplicity Parenting (Ballantine), makes this observation about parents and talking: “When we talk over and under and around a child—when we talk too much—there’s less space for their thoughts, for what they have to say. 196 more words

Family Spirituality