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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…

Tough Guy
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October 24, 2011 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Tough Guy

At four, Bruiser is in that awkward age territory where he’s old enough to play outside with neighbor friends, but not quite old enough to do it without me there…

Patience: Every Parent Needs It
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October 18, 2011 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Patience: Every Parent Needs It

I am now entering Day Four of a family vacation to Chattanooga and Gatlinburg and I am learning by this experience that nothing will try your patience like your own…