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Media Reduction Challenge

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Photo of Joe and Zofia a few months ago at theconsignment shop, while Flo and I were shopping. For the month of November, our family is embarking on a “media reduction” challenge. We already do not have cable TV or video game consoles, so mainly we are sending the kids’ tablets to Grandma’s house, and allowing fairly free access to… Read more »

Fall Reflections

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Mabon, or the Fall Equinox, always inspires me to reflect on the ways in which my life is out of balance, and how to restore that balance; always understanding that balance is a process, not a perpetual state of being. The darkness and light are only equal (balanced) for a short time each year, yet it is part of the… Read more »

Family Circle – September 2013

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Since September signifies the beginning of the new “school” year, our theme for this month is Wisdom: The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight. We open our circle today with the intention and desire to continue our journey of lifelong learning. We ask for the guidance of wise spirits to help keep our focus… Read more »

About Us

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Darren and I met in French class, in 1988 at Kennebecasis Valley High School, in New Brunswick, Canada.  I had just moved there with my parents when my Dad’s job transferred him there.  We dated from 1988 to 1993, when I left college in my second year, and had to return to the United States, since I could not work in… Read more »

Post-Holiday Ick

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The new laptop we got for Christmas was really nice while were stuck in bed with the flu.  The day after Christmas found us with two sick kids.  It was a long night, but at least we made it until later on Christmas day before anyone felt really bad.  Joe and Zofia started the round of illness with fevers, coughing… Read more »

Snowed In

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It's been an interesting week of contrasts. First, a sizeable tax return was tempered by several unexpected big expenses. Then, large amounts of snow have slowed the pace of our normal schedule, causing us to reflect on projects needing attention around the house. But, three young kids keep us feeling very busy, regardless of whether we're out and about or… Read more »