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Souvenir Shopping, Kid Style
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July 26, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Souvenir Shopping, Kid Style

My son knows what he wants … at least until he doesn’t want it anymore. The streets of downtown Gatlinburg are lined with storefront windows, all filled to overflowing with…

My Son, the Tick Magnet
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June 29, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

My Son, the Tick Magnet

Summer camp rocked… except for a few unwanted guests my son brought home with him from an overnight campout in the woods!  Despite all indications to the contrary, my ten-year-old…

Sleepaway Camp is Not For the Weak
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June 14, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Sleepaway Camp is Not For the Weak

I was prepared for my son to be homesick while he was at sleepaway camp. No one told me how hard it would be on me. Last Friday, we dropped…

Redshirting Kindergartners: Good Idea or Bad?
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April 12, 2012 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Redshirting Kindergartners: Good Idea or Bad?

I was at the YMCA yesterday, working out next to a friend, when the subject of my five-year-old son’s March birthday came up. “A spring birthday,” she mused. “Are you…

Now You Are Five
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March 15, 2012 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Now You Are Five

One year ago today, Bruiser, you turned four.   It’s been a wild ride ever since. At four, you were in constant motion- playing games, singing songs, drawing pictures, and…

The Lice Squad
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January 30, 2012 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

The Lice Squad

As soon as I walked into my son’s preschool classroom a few Fridays ago, I knew something was wrong. Both teachers had the kind of apprehensive look on their faces…

Because Little Things Mean A Lot
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January 11, 2012 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Because Little Things Mean A Lot

We’ve had a crazy couple of months here at the Ferrier house as the family has adjusted to my new job, but everyone now seems to be settling in nicely….

The Devil Made Him Do It. Seriously.
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December 22, 2011 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

The Devil Made Him Do It. Seriously.

With two small children in the house, Christmas is a major time for milestones. A few nights ago, Dennis and I finally got around to wrapping all of the presents,…

Nutcracked
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December 19, 2011 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Nutcracked

One of our annual Christmas traditions is attending our city ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker.” Ordinarily, Punky and I go with friends, but this year I decided that Bruiser was…

Tug of War
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November 21, 2011 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Tug of War

On Thursday morning, I held my 4-year-old son as he cried. “You’re going away?” he kept asking. “Am I going to be left all alone?” Welcome to my new reality…