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the nostalgic nature of Netflix

In honor of the release (or culling) of Netflix’s “heirloom” series of old school shows and movies that I probably watched and now like to show my children, they sent me a box of “Inspector Gadget” t-shirts and sheets for making a fort! Since my children are gifted (or have […]

my last weekend as a 30-something

A few months ago, I sent an email to a couple friends from high school about planning a trip together sometime this spring or summer–the year all of us turn 40.  We bounced around a few ideas about things to do or places to go, and I thought we’d go […]

The youngest is 5!

Our youngest child turned 5 on May 8 and will be starting kindergarten in the fall, meaning all our children will be at the same school for the first time ever, and none will require tuition!  So that’s nice. On the morning of her birthday, she got up and made […]

Monitoring the children’s Netflix account

Whenever I talk to other parents about their kids’ TV viewing practices, many are surprised we don’t have cable (or even an antenna that works), and they often want to know what “screen time” is allowed and how it’s administered.  It’s pretty much “self serve” for the children, but we […]

4 Days in Denver, Colorado

Until a few days ago, we’d have to tell people we’d never taken our children on a trip west of the Mississippi.  That ended on Wednesday, April 29 when we all flew to Denver for my legal marketing conference. Thursday morning while I was in class, the rest of the […]

Legoland’s Star Wars exhibit

Know what kind of email you don’t ignore?  One that says “You’re Invited: New LEGO Star Wars Component at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta.”  I RSVP’d for 5, checked the weather, and determined that Sunday the 22nd would be a great day to take 3 children to Atlanta’s indoor Legoland and […]