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A Special Leaf

Caught up in the endless round of activity that permeates life with school-age children, it is sometimes difficult to pause to just… appreciate. I certainly found this to be the case when I was raising a child in elementary school.

A Special Leaf

Caught up in the endless round of activity that permeates life with school-age children, it is sometimes difficult to pause to just… appreciate. I certainly found this to be the case when I was raising a child in elementary school.

Stadleman's apple box
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Apple Boxes

It’s just an apple box — one of many currently piled in our overflowing garage. This one is empty, so it should be easy to get rid of: just toss it in the recycling pile and move on to the

Stadleman's apple box
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Apple Boxes

It’s just an apple box — one of many currently piled in our overflowing garage. This one is empty, so it should be easy to get rid of: just toss it in the recycling pile and move on to the

Don’t Say “Happy Yom Kippur”

Other wishes you want to avoid on Yom Kippur include: Celebrate! Rock on! and Woot! Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement. On this day, Jews ask God to forgive our sins and to write us into the Book

Don’t Say “Happy Yom Kippur”

Other wishes you want to avoid on Yom Kippur include: Celebrate! Rock on! and Woot! Yom Kippur is the Jewish Day of Atonement. On this day, Jews ask God to forgive our sins and to write us into the Book

L’Shana Tova: To a Sweet 5776

Wishing everyone a Happy Rosh Hashanah and a Sweet New Year of blessings, good life, and much joy. And for the sad times that are the inevitable balance to joy, hoping that you are given the strength to face what

L’Shana Tova: To a Sweet 5776

Wishing everyone a Happy Rosh Hashanah and a Sweet New Year of blessings, good life, and much joy. And for the sad times that are the inevitable balance to joy, hoping that you are given the strength to face what

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Grief

My father would have turned 93 today. I miss him. In fact, I miss him more now than I did when he died — nearly 9 months ago. Back then, grief was tempered by the gratitude that he was granted

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Grief

My father would have turned 93 today. I miss him. In fact, I miss him more now than I did when he died — nearly 9 months ago. Back then, grief was tempered by the gratitude that he was granted

Halloween Costume Fails

My family makes Halloween costumes the way Rube Goldberg would if he worked with fabric. There is usually a plan, but it’s rarely apparent to anyone else. Here are 3 Halloween costumes my daughter still blames me for.

Halloween Costume Fails

My family makes Halloween costumes the way Rube Goldberg would if he worked with fabric. There is usually a plan, but it’s rarely apparent to anyone else. Here are 3 Halloween costumes my daughter still blames me for.

White Beach Rock

An egg rock. Cool and white, worn smooth by the Pacific Ocean. It’s the prize on a beach filled with rocks in shades of black, gray, red, and brown. I like the black ones, too: a little rough (not much

White Beach Rock

An egg rock. Cool and white, worn smooth by the Pacific Ocean. It’s the prize on a beach filled with rocks in shades of black, gray, red, and brown. I like the black ones, too: a little rough (not much