Family Fun, Kids


I’m happy to report we all survived our Six Flags Great America trip unscathed. It was a super fun day!! It was the 4 of us, plus one of Ethan’s best friends as well as Ivan’s 19 year old brother. Highlights: The boys are finally several inches taller than the 54″ minimum for all the big rollercoasters. The last time…

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Kids, Parenting

Kids trying new things…when to push?

This summer one of Ethan’s activities has been a local track club. He’d never tried track before, but a close friend was signing up and asked if he wanted to try it. He had been a little unsure initially, even though I really think he’s pretty good at running/ has potential to be. (Unlike Asher, who has really never liked…

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Kids, Misc., Weekends

Back from State weekend, and it’s hot

Well, that’s a wrap on the State swimming weekend for Asher. This also means that his season has come to end. It’s been a pretty bizarre year and a half with swim team in general, due to covid. Everything came to a total halt last spring, followed by a summer with very, very small and more infrequent practices. Meets were…

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Soar like the eagle you are :)

In honor of the Olympics kicking off today (Opening Ceremony is on live right now!!) AND Asher kicking off Day 1 of the Wisconsin 12&Under Long Course State Swimming Championship meet this afternoon, here’s a little inspirational story I saved the other day. (I have heard other, simpler versions of this story, but I like this one the best.) “A…

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3 Things Thursday: School, workouts, covid

Today is the last day of summer school already! I know Asher started a week late, but these last few weeks have flown by. This morning he wraps it up. He has seemed to REALLY enjoy it, despite “being the only boy” in a couple of his art classes. I’m glad to see him enthused about getting up and going…

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