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A Stress-Free Lunch

Thoughts & Reflections

At the start of the year, there’s so much enthusiasm for even mundane tasks. What am I going to wear?! We plan outfits for the whole week. A few weeks in, “not jammies” can feel like a success. Same with lunches. The first weeks we’re full of ideas, meal-prepping, making extra dinner for “plan-overs” (rather […]

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Back-to-School

Thoughts & Reflections

Although we’ve been at school throughout the summer, camp is just a bit different. This past week was Back-to-School, and we’ve been crossing off the days, counting down to our absolutely favorite time of year. There’s so much wonder and magic, fresh pencils and new journals, goal-setting and reflecting. We thought we’d share a few […]

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Ritual with Young Children

Thoughts & Reflections

We find comfort in ritual. It’s part of the human experience, and it crosses culture, time, age. We have evidence of rituals in ancient Egypt, and surely the mystery of Stonehenge hid ritual long forgotten. We celebrate the sacred and the mundane. It’s the shared religious experience, it’s chants and camaraderie at sports games, it’s […]

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I’m Bored

Thoughts & Reflections

It’s summer. Even when we love school (which we absolutely do!), summer still has this magical appeal. Maybe it’s the long days, maybe it’s the sunshine, maybe it’s sandals and swimming and sand, but it really just is a wonderful time of year. We set goals, like a nap every day and making this the […]

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The Worry

Thoughts & Reflections

If parenting had a job description, “worrying” would probably top the list. From worrying about the what-ifs to wondering every three minutes if a child is still breathing (yes, they are. How about now? Phew.) to concern when they’re off at college and beyond, there’s near perpetual worry. Am I doing enough? Am I doing […]

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