A berry fun adventure
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A berry fun adventure

The kids and I stopped by Mill Creek Farms the other day to pick strawberries. We've done this a few times before when they were little, but we missed the last few years and just barely made it in time for this year as their strawberry crop is about finished for the season.

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Summer list
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Summer list

Every season I have my kids work together to compile a list of 100 things they'd like to do during that season. Here is our list of 100 Things for Summer, along with an abbreviated Top 10:

Transition into summer
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Transition into summer

Day 7 of Summer: What day is it? Where are we supposed to be? How long have you been on that iPad?

Kids, you will be punished if you try 'Juuling'
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Kids, you will be punished if you try 'Juuling'

It's early morning and I'm watching the "Today" show with the kids. A story comes on that catches my oldest daughter's attention. It's on "Juuling," a popular trend now, especially among teens. I was so glad that we were watching this story together, so that I could openly voice my opinion in front of everyone.

I just called to say ...
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I just called to say ...

My dad used to call almost every day. He would start the conversation with a song. More often than not, that song would be Stevie Wonder's "I just called to say I love you." So cheesy, I know, but it would immediately put a smile on my face.

A case of the Mondays
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A case of the Mondays

As I'm rushing out the door with the kids, one of them asks me to put her lunch in her backpack. I shove it in there and then go to zip it up and catch her hair in the zipper. That's just the tip of the iceberg today!

Hey May, can you please chill
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Hey May, can you please chill

All through the month of April, it seemed like we were trying to cram in as much as possible. If I had any message for May it would be, "Please be way more chill."

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