Category Archives: Parenting

Biking, Building, and Balloons

Where have we been, you may be wondering? I don’t have anything exciting to report except that we’ve been here all along, up to our usual activities. OK, maybe a few kind of new things: Someone turned four years old! … Continue reading

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There Are No Phone Calls in My World

The boss has declared: “There are no phone calls in my world.” In the parlance of our three-year old, this basically means that ALL of our attention should be on her and HER ALONE. And that means ALL THE TIME, … Continue reading

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Backyard Play is the Best

Some days, we make big plans and then bag ’em, just because it is so fun to stay home and dink around in the backyard. Nowhere to go, no timelines set, no instructions given, no guidelines provided. Direct your own adventure. … Continue reading

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Our Solstice Celebration

We celebrated the Summer Solstice with a hike in the Jemez Mountains, along the East Fork of the Jemez River. (The Summer Solstice was on June 21st, so this post is a wee bit tardy.) This year, one of the … Continue reading

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The upside of slowing down

It takes some work to slow down. It takes practice, patience, letting go, an absence of deadlines and maybe — no, definitely — some deep breathing. Often it requires all of the above. I am still learning to slow down. … Continue reading

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Sharp Dressed Man

Who is this sharp dressed man?  Hmmmm….Certainly a good looking chap! And he definitely looks familiar. But he is wearing funny clothes with a strange thing hanging from his neck. Oh, wait! It is Papa! Aaron started a new job a … Continue reading

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Slow exploration and rethinking things

Mia and I have had several more delightful trips to the Botanical Gardens; I photographed one of these outings. As much as possible, she is allowed to explore and play on her own time frame with as few rules or interventions … Continue reading

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