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Sippy Cups

Sippy Cups

At the end of every day I play one final round of hide and seek with all of the sippy cups. Fetching them from beneath sofas, out of sand pails, and off the back porch. I tuck them all into the dishwasher to be washed while their owners sleep. At the children’s first stirrings in the morning, the sippy cups are retrieved one by one from their safe haven to dutifully perform their bout of service before they disappear. Really,…

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The New Hardcore

The New Hardcore

Being outdoorsy gets sort of complicated when you have kids. Long hikes tend to turn parents into pack animals, backpacking is impossible, and even car camping becomes increasingly difficult with all the paraphernalia kids seem to require. But, because we don’t want to take a 10-15 year hiatus from the things we love, we absolutely refuse to give up just because things get more difficult. With Noel’s sister, Danielle, in town this past weekend we decided it was the perfect…

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