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Happy Summer!

I never really liked summer until we moved to Maine. It was always so sweaty before. But now it’s when the weather is perfect and everything is green and bursting. Everyone is home! Though this is not our home. It’s the high school track. The boys took track this spring and want to keep up [...]

Summer Jar in FamilyFun

Hey all, check out my article about the Summer Jar in the August 2011 issue of FamilyFun magazine (it’s the part about “daycations”). I can’t find it online; I think it’s only in the print edition. Update: I did find it online. Here it is. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Summer+Jar+in+FamilyFun’; addthis_pub = ”;

Ramona is 1!

Wow, that was fast. All of a sudden, Ramona is 1. She has graduated from rolling to full-on crawling, and just this VERY second, just crawled up one step from the back porch into the kitchen. In the past few weeks she is adopting more kid mannerisms and is much less babylike. She’s very excited [...]

Appropriate Attire

Does the middle of July say “snowpants” to anyone but Eli? addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Appropriate+Attire’; addthis_pub = ”;

Summer Jar: Try a New Food

Last week the Summer Jar told us to try a new food (the Jar told us this the day after we’d gone to the farmers’ market and eaten sour cherries and Italian broccoli greens for the first time, but apparently the Jar thinks we still weren’t being adventurous enough). So we went to the store [...]


Every summer day brings out more animal in the children. Seriously, I know dogs who are more sophisticated than this. addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Nibblers’; addthis_pub = ”;

Summer Jar: Real Mail

Last week the Summer Jar told us to make cards and mail them. I had some premade blank cards from the days when I fancied myself a cardmaker, so we drew on those. The most fun part was deciding who to send our cards to (excuse me: to whom we should send our cards). Henry [...]

Summer Jar: What Sinks? What Floats?

Last week the Summer Jar told us to do an experiment called What Sinks? What Floats? The Let’s Explore blog gave us the idea. The kids loved it because it involved a large bowl of water (I’m tempted to put “explore a large bowl of water” in the Summer Jar but I don’t want to [...]

Summer Jar on Better Way Moms!

Hey everyone…I’ve got an article on Better Way Moms about the Summer Jar. Go read! addthis_url = ‘′; addthis_title = ‘Summer+Jar+on+Better+Way+Moms%21′; addthis_pub = ”;

Is the Portland Museum of Art intentionally anti-family?

Thursday the summer jar told us to go to the Portland Museum of Art. I’d put it in the jar because I haven’t been in a few years, and I wanted the kids to see all that art right there in our own town, I thought it might be inspiring, and I thought it might [...]

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