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Dirt Road Daily #14: Flourishing Better than Balancing

As a little girl I dreamed of becoming so many things. At a very young age, about 3, I knew I wanted to be a mother. By Kindergarten I believed I could be a mother, teacher, nurse, and space explorer. … Continue reading

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Free Range Parenting

Like Scientists, parents and caregivers hope we don’t miss calculate our experiments and create Hulk or Frakenstein instead of a loving, healthy, compassionate human beings. Recently I saw a news story on parents in Maryland that were chastized because they … Continue reading

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If You Only Had One Week

If you only had one week with your child before they travel thousands of miles away to a remote area of the world where you wouldn’t be able to call them or see them for a long time, what would … Continue reading

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Here’s to you Charlie

Going through the Christmas ornaments is a trip through little laughs, endless story time, bright-eyed wonder, and sometimes heartache. I pulled out the little knit hat and scarf for the tenth time or so.  Charlie comes to mind and my … Continue reading

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Future Olympians?

How do you nurture your little athletes? 1.  Make sure they drink plenty of water before, during, and after their practice or event.  The amount varies by age and intensity of sport.  Most need 1-2 8 oz of water within … Continue reading

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Epiphany: When coaching, one must show great patience… ok, lots of patience.

Epiphany: When coaching, one must show great patience… ok, lots of patience..  Check out this great blog post.  Coaches are nurturers too.  Thanks to all those who voluteer to help out kids.

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Cutting the Apron Strings– Again

When did my baby boy become a man?  When did the curly-haired running toddler become a cross country champion?  When did the curious pre-schooler who collected rocks and built towers grow into a pre-med student ready for his first semester at … Continue reading

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