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Planning for Spontaneity

One of my favorite things about summer is the spontaneity. For those who know me well, I’m not exactly a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. I live by my calendar, and despite my best efforts, I sometimes do glorify busy-ness (there is a trophy for the person who does the […]


Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleep away camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer…a week or two spent outdoors, unplugged, making new friends and having a few adventures. This also means I get to spend the week prior to camp packing up the beloved camp trunks. Call […]

Purple backpack with school supplies on wooden table on green desk background

Your August Self will Thank You!

Friday was the last day of school here in Chapel Hill and yes, I did wake my children up with some very loud Alice Cooper (they were not amused). We have a fairly unstructured, lazy summer ahead of us and we’re all thrilled about that. Kids around Chapel Hill came home with backpacks bursting with report […]