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February VQ Chat
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February VQ Chat

The February VQ Twitter Chat is Monday, February 24th at 9 p.m. EST. Which of the following describes your winter? a. Now is the winter of our discontent. b. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. c. Cold hands, warm heart. d. There was in […]

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Community / Extended family / Family / Family-building / Kids

Stone Soup to Consommé

During the last VQ Chat on Twitter on Monday, we chatted about many topics related to the New Year. There were success stories from 2013 and goals for 2014 and plenty of support for our VillageQ community. Next chat, by the by, is Monday January 27th at 9PM EST.  Mark […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us.  They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life […]

Why doesn’t anyone write happy poems?
Family / Kids

Why doesn’t anyone write happy poems?

In Northern California this year, November has missed her stage cue. Seventy degree days and no rain in sight. So yes, the leaves on the trees that border this park have flamed up red, but in the distance, the hills, pocked with dusty oaks, remain scrub brown. Out on the […]

The Families of Our Minds
Extended family / Family / Kids

The Families of Our Minds

In a few days, we’re packing up and headed to the beach. I’m more than a little excited, as not only is this our first trip to the beach with n – this will be my first trip to the beach in over a decade. It’s brought up a lot […]

A Toast To Boring Stories
Family / Kids / Parenting

A Toast To Boring Stories

About a month ago, I wrote about my daughter’s frustration with tee ball. She couldn’t get a hit and people laughed at her and I comforted her by telling a slightly related story about my own tee ball experience when I was a kid. The moral of that story was […]