Motherlove, or Why I Took My Son’s Project to the Fair

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Today was Drop-Off Day for the County Fair. If you know what that means, congrats! You’re a 4-H parent. If you don’t, let me put it to you like this: Today is the day 4-H moms and dads drive their progeny to the fairgrounds to drop off the projects they’ve been nagging the kids about […]

Snapshot Sunday: First Demonstration Speech

I love 4H. Beyond giving kids an opportunity to explore multiple interests under adult mentors, 4H stresses public speaking skills from an early age. In our county, every 4H member, from first-year Cloverbuds to practically-graduated high school seniors, must give a demonstration speech every year. This is Boy #3’s first year in 4H, and at […]

Blogging at the Speed of Life

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Ever have one of those weeks where there just seems to be more life than time? This week — the third week in August — is always my most challenging week of the summer. It’s County Fair week here, and if you’ve ever had kids in 4-H, you know what that means. If you haven’t, […]