A Titanic Experience

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You know about our camping trip. But did you know that it all started with the Titanic? My 6-year-old son is a Titanic fanatic. He first got interested in the Titanic about a year ago, after we picked up a book about the famous wreck at a local garage sale. He poured over that book, […]

The Great Camping Road Trip

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We are back! Back from Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Back from Mammoth Cave National Park. Back from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And back from a week-long, camping road trip that included one flat tire, a kind Kentucky state trooper, a cantankerous old lady, dozens of ticks and an abundance of family bonding. Some […]

Best of the Blogs

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Photo by espensorvik via Flickr Here it is! The Best of the Blogs for the week of June 4-8, 2012: Why Society is Failing Young Boys. Boys/young men aren’t doing so well in society. Girls are graduating college are far greater rates than boys are, and many young men continue to struggle well into adulthood. […]

Summer Vacation

It’s the first day of summer vacation here. Boy #1-3, plus a friend, are currently picking stones for a local farmer. (Don’t know what I mean by “picking stones?” Check out this 2009 blog post.) Boy #4 is a busy as busy can be. So far this morning, he’s helped organize his home-from-school supplies, listened […]

31 Posts in 31 Days

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Normally, Fridays are Best of the Blogs day around here. But today, please allow me a moment to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming… Today is June 1, which means that the Blogathon — the 31-day blogging challenging I undertook during the month of May — is officially over. It’s not easy to keep your blogging […]

Boys at a Glance

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I missed Wordle Day! When I signed on for Blogathon 2012, I was particularly looking forward to one theme day: Wordle Day. I was introduced to the concept of a Wordle about a year ago, at the School of the Arts in Rhinelander. The idea that a computer program could take text and turn it […]

Remembering the Children

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My boys, thank God, do not fully understand war. To them, war is battles and weapons, strategy and excitement. They do not know the smell of death or sounds of ordinance. They know war from a distance only — on TV and safely tucked in the pages of books — and for that, I am […]

Snapshot Sunday: Boys Remain

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My boys aren’t here this weekend; they’re at their Dad’s. But one thing about boys: They tend to leave evidence of their existence everywhere.

Best of the Blogs

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 I’m a little late (OK, a lot late) getting today’s post up because I spent the day at a local wetlands with my kindergartener and his class. I found a lot of great content this week, though! Here is this week’s Best of the Blogs: The Issues Our Boys Face.  PigTail Pals — normally a […]