Category Archives: Dear Livia

Sunny Days

Dear Kids, I have fallen behind in writing posts to you. Even enjoyable tasks can pile up and be difficult to manage. That is what has happened. I know how to deal with this problem, though, and I will share … Continue reading

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Showcase of Learning

Dear Livia, Yesterday was your kindergarten class’s Showcase of Learning and Habitats. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the school year. We had already been looking forward to it for weeks, and then it got postponed … Continue reading

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A Birthday Celebration

Dear Children, Livia had a birthday this month. She is now six years old! It’s hard to believe, because I can still remember her as a baby. Baby Livia would tackle every obstacle head-on, wearing a big smile, and with … Continue reading

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Five Years

Dear Kids, I recently wrote about Christmas 2016. I also reposted about Christmas 2011. This got me to thinking about how much you’ve changed over the past five years. Marshall didn’t talk much when he was a toddler. He used … Continue reading

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Livia in 2016

Dear Livia, Here are a few stories about you from 2016. Fifth Disease: earlier this year you came home sick with something that the school nurse believed was Fifth disease. Neither your dad nor I had ever heard of it, … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

Dear Kids, It was a tough Christmas season. The election of Donald Trump threw a pall over the whole year’s end, and it seemed like everyone was grumpy. Good cheer was so lacking that I nearly cried from happiness one … Continue reading

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Computers, the Past, and the Future

Dear Kids, I think I spend too much time on the computer. I think you think that, too. You will probably have memories of me ignoring you in favor of my computer, just as I have memories of my mother … Continue reading

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Here Comes Christmas

Dear Kids, Christmas always sneaks up on me. No matter how much Christmas prep I think I’ve done before and right after Thanksgiving, it’s never enough. Come December, every day brings new tasks that must be done or else the … Continue reading

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At Least You Asked

Dear Children, Sometimes you can be very acquisitive children. Livia, for example, has asked me a couple of times if she can have the house when I die. Over my dead body! Ha-ha. But seriously, you want a lot of … Continue reading

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Marshall Says the Title Is “Enter Title Here”

Dear Kids, Here are a few stories about you. One day Livia came dancing into my office singing one of her favorite Taylor Swift songs. She sang, “Shake it on, Shake it on!” I said, “Sweetie, I think it’s supposed … Continue reading

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