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Yes Day!

The other day, our family tried something new – Yes Day! A day in which every requests results in “Yes!” Note: this was NOT my idea. In fact, the thought frightened me on many levels. I mean, really, a day when the kids get whatever they want? It sounds like chaos. It sounds like bedlam. It sounds like […]

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What if… love?

Hello WhyNotters, If you have a daughter (or son), nieces (or nephews), or influence the lives of small children in any way (hint: you probably do!) – take two shakes to look at this amazing video by Dove. Did ya watch it? (Really? Go ahead. You should It’s worth it.) If you didn’t have two […]

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Be Brave. Be Bored.

Once upon a time, people got bored. They whined. They moped. They doodled. They flopped. They stared at the wall, or the clouds, or the trees, or the ceiling. They sighed the sighs of the painfully, incurably bored. Then came ‘progress!’ It came in the form of handheld devices, free wifi, and mobile hotspots. And, TA-DA!! The […]

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Slowing on down (in life & in writing)

  I love this picture. It’s of one of my sons. I’ll let your wonderful imagination fill in just what he is playing at with his stick (no wrong answers here). I love this picture because it makes me take a breath, to slow down, to register that things go too fast. For better and […]

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