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A mysterious ailment

My daughter is sick. And it's scary, because we don't know what's going on. She's been pulled from school until the results of testing are known, and the waiting is killing her dad and me.

The coach benched me

This week has reared up and bitten me in the butt.

The perks of raising a techno kid

My daughter Alli came home the other day and said she had won some art award and that she was to go to an award ceremony at the Grand Wayne Center and get a certificate.

A note to a mom

To the mom whose son knocked on my door:

You're doing a great job raising your boy.

On turning 50

In less than a month I will be 50 years old.

Raising future adults — one chore and life skill at a time

So, here I am over at 123 Parenting Lane and thought I would share what’s up.

A diamond is not always forever

So I went grocery shopping Sunday in advance of what turned out to be not a whole lot of snow, and as I was getting into the car something scratched my right hand.

Yesterday's hidden sunshine

Yesterday my mom had a significant surgery. She will have a long recovery after that which will also be significant.

Sometimes it takes a hug to make life play nice

We’ve had a rough week around here. It’s not really abnormal, in fact it’s pretty standard, but it’s rough nevertheless.

Chore-dom

One of the least pleasant aspects of parenting is getting the children on board with chores.