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Articles dated November 2016

The Grammar Clams or Fashioning the Perfect Fit

This is our last night in the nursery. Next year my daughter enters Challenge. But unlike Wendy, we aren’t distraught or anxious. While we both have a healthy respect for the rigors of the Challenge program, we are excited by our new adventure and we are already...
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Getting the Best Fit for Every Child

In April of my senior year of college, my high school sweetheart proposed. We decided to get married in August. Four months should be enough time to plan a wedding, but there was one little hitch. Before we decided to get married, I had committed to a six-week...
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Weary Travelers: Rest Stop Ahead

Have you ever driven down an unfamiliar road, obediently following the carefully noted directions, to only have an anxious feeling twist knots into your gut? You are certain you have stayed the course, being diligent to only turn when instructed, but somehow the next...
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Ordinary Joy

“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.” – Tecumseh I love listening to podcasts. One of my favorite podcasts closes every episode by asking their featured guest...
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Hospitality and the Wintertime Learner: How to welcome students at home and in community

We start early, setting up tables and chairs for our community day. I think about how to create a space conducive to the day’s conversation. As I prepare for the day, the faces of the students move through my mind. I wonder how they have been, but I also wonder more...
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