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Making space for nothing…

Making space for nothing... by Keri Kettle

I picked up my husband at the train station in Paris.  He flew in a week after me.  I had spent a week with the kids, taking in all of the sights of Paris.  The kids were now off on an adventure with grandma.  We had ten days of just us. We made our way […]

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How I know it’s okay to stop making your kids eat kale…

How I know it's okay to stop making your kids eat kale... by Keri Kettle

Can we let ourselves off the “good mom/bad mom” hook?  Can we trust that we can be really good moms without wearing ourselves out – running through our day and then falling into bed exhausted and burnt out every night?  Can we believe that it’s safe to not spend every moment trying to ward off […]

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When your kid isn’t like the other kids…

When your kid isn't like the other kids... by Keri Kettle

When the prom pictures and the graduation photos start showing up on FaceBook, I get a little twinge in my stomach.  My girl won’t be going to prom.  She could go to the high school graduation at her independent study high school program but she won’t.  I am still trying to talk her in to […]

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One day it just happens….

One day it just happens.... by Keri Kettle

For years my kids were not friends.  My daughter’s standard line was, “my little brother ruined my life.” I remember the short drive from school to our house, a maximum of fifteen minutes if we caught every red light, as a poking, whining, screaming descent in to hell every, freaking day.  Why couldn’t they just […]

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Bringing back the 70’s summer…

Bringing back the 70's summer... by Keri Kettle

This was taken in Mazatlán, Mexico around 1976 when I was about 5.  We used to camp on the beach here in the summer because my mom was a teacher and it was cheaper to live in Mexico while she was off work for the summer.  We had no television or phone, handheld electronics didn’t […]

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