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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Looking Back at the Month of April

What the heck happened? It feels like I went to bed in March and woke up in May! Let's review...

At the beginning of April, I took a trip with Jack to visit my sister. I left the keys with a group of authors who had a bit of fun over at Cookie's Book Club. ~ Cookie's Mom proudly presents...

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The trip was lovely, and I had some interesting air travel related stories to tell on my return. ~ What an adventure!

Spending time with my sister always causes me to reflect on our relationship and how much it means to me. I am so grateful for her support. ~ For my sister

Jack and I returned to our daily schedule, and tried to catch up on some much needed rest.
~ Quiet Time: A Welcome Daily Ritual

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On our trip I picked up a beautiful dream catcher for Jack and we hung it in his window. Who knew it would open up a dialogue about his dreams. Ever since then we've had the most interesting conversations in the morning! ~ Dream Catchers

Jack was back at preschool, and naturally that meant getting sick with yet another cold. 2011, I officially dub thee The Year of the Cold. ~ Snow Days and Sick Days

I wrote my first controversial opinion piece on the topic of romance and chick-lit genres and the sweeping generalizations we sometimes make about them. ~ Women's fiction versus other genres of literature

Then I wrote two more controversial pieces. I've been reading some interesting blog posts lately, and can't help but respond to some of them. ~ How long should you nurse your child? ~ The Skeptical Reader: Do First-Born Boys Really Demand More Mommy Time?

I experienced some beautiful music last month. I attended a string quartet concert and watched a moving video about a virtual choir of two thousand voices. Stunning! ~ Sunday Choir ~ An Evening of Music: Brentano String Quartet

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I reviewed another book. ~ Northlight: Book Review and Interview with Deborah Ross

I offered some parenting tips on setting boundaries and dealing with a gifted child. ~ Parents: Do you sent boundaries? ~ Is your child gifted?

I waxed philosophic about deep subjects like embracing community over competition and parking. ~ I Choose Community, not Competition ~ Parking Karma

People keep expecting cookies when they visit my site, so I felt it was my duty to satisfy the craving in some way. ~ Sunday Treat: Peanut Butter and Pretzel Truffles

There was a brief vent about the never-ending winter. ~ I am tired of snow!

And yesterday, I answered April's poll question. ~ Is competition good for our kids?

I also did a bunch of knitting in April. Knitting is good therapy when you're at home sick with a preschooler. I'll share those patterns and pictures of my creations with you soon.

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It is now May and the sun is shining. I feel confident that it is now finally spring, and I'm looking forward to hikes and bikes, gardening and other outdoor pursuits.

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I hope you and yours are well. I look forward to sharing with you whatever May has in store for us! I always enjoy reading comments from my readers. Please continue to share you thoughts and experiences with me. I learn so much from them!


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