Monthly Archives: December 2013

For Norah, on her second birthday

Dear Norah, It’s been two years since you came into the world, a tiny bundle of screaming energy. What would those two years have been like without you? I don’t know everything about what it would be like, but I … Continue reading

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Tips to survive a power outage with kids

The power went out this evening. It wouldn’t ordinarily be a huge deal, but tonight the temperature was 5 degrees. And our home is only electric-heated. I would put in a fireplace or woodburning stove, but we rent, and I … Continue reading

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Winter wonder

It’s Christmas season. Children believe in magic even more during this time of year, maybe because it’s full of bright lights, evergreens, Christmas carols boy joyously secular and solemnly religious and that fleeting period of time when they’re allowed to … Continue reading

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