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NEVER, Ever Too Late to Start!

I’d heard about “the streak” on NPR before I saw this story linked on Facebook.  I didn’t know until today that the daughter in the story had written a book.  But now I can’t wait to read it. :)  And as a mom, and a librarian, please, I beg you, read to your kids!  It’s so much bigger than the stories you’ll share.  Promise.

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It Does Take a Village

I’m old enough to remember when Hillary Clinton wrote this book.  Do you remember it?  I must confess I didn’t read it–my girls were 5 and one that year.  Between chicken pox in January and February and kindergarten in August, the year was pretty much a blur.  I remember vaguely thinking then that I agreed with her, but not much beyond that.

Over the years, however, I am more and more convinced she’s correct.  However, as my kids have gotten older what I realize is just how important it is for my husband and I to pick our kids’ villages.

Over the years we’ve spent way more time and money than we should have (maybe) traveling to the Midwest so that our kids would know their extended families.  But in the long haul, they also know their cousins far better than they might otherwise.  They have ‘brick and mortar’ relationships, not just facebook ones.  And memories.

We’ve also prayed for our kids to have good ‘other adults’ in their lives, for those days when listening to mom and dad is the last thing they want to do.  God has answered far more graciously than I could have imagined.

Who is in your village?  Have you thanked them lately?

Molly :)

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Not Ready

It hasn’t been that long ago that I didn’t feel ready for my firstborn to be graduating from High School.  I’m more ready for her to be graduating from the UA with her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in French in the Spring of 2012.  But not much.  We’re already on Amber’s calendar for her senior portraits!

Our middle angel is fast approaching her junior year in High School, so we’ve got a couple of school years to get used to that notion.

This morning at the doctor’s office my ‘baby’ was half a head taller than the petite nurse who weighed him when he stepped on the scale.

My heart skipped a beat.

Molly :)

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