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Bittersweet birthday and bye bye to babies

The parenting bubble is so real, it’s scary. Life is all diapers and late night wellness checks and climbing the staircase of healthy child development. Then one day your babies aren’t babies. What is a parent to do in a post-baby existence? Of course the point of parenting is to raise functional adults. And raising young children is an arduous

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Independence Day

Clouds of sulfer drift along the street like a dense London Fog. There are pops and whistles and booms all around you and the sky is painted in brilliant flashes of fire streaked glory. Happy birthday America… There is no better place in the world to celebrate the 4th of July than Lander Wyoming. I’m not being hyperbolic about this

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Where the heart is…

I was leaning against the counter of the Pretzle Maker today in the Eastridge mall in Casper Wyoming having a slack jaw stare off with the woman making me two jumbo pretzles. I was dealing with a three year old who was off of his schedule and had spent the last thirty minutes moaning/screaming as we meandered from Target to

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Dont cry over spilled milk

Imagine, hypothetically that a grown up were to spill a glass of milk. It is likely that the grown up will make a grand production of the scenario, running around frantically to clean up the mess while cursing the gods and gravity to allow such a catastrophe to transpire. A child on the other hand, when spilling the same hypothetical

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The Soggies

When I was a kid, nothing scared me more than the soggies, as in the bad guys from the Captain Crunch commercials. For those of you who missed it, they were pirates made of milk sogged cereal who would forcibly board Captain Crunch’s ship and try to murder him. Or at least that was my take away. I would have

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Smiles are fun to do

I just want my kids to be happy. Don’t we all? Every parent shares this sentiment and I think every parent utters this phrase eventually, “I just want my kids to be happy.” As if happiness was the consolation prize. As if happiness was some microwavable sandwich one could just pick up at the gas station for two bucks. Happiness

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