35: Back to School, Biscuits & More

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Welcome to the South: where you get to send your kids back to school in temperatures slightly hotter than…fire. But we’re okay with that because it’s just time, you know? Summer is great, but there comes a point when the Pajama Mornings have morphed into the Constant Bickering Mornings and you are spending your entire life savings on groceries to feed the bickerers. Unto everything a season, right? Thanks, Ecclesiastes… Back to school time is basically the other New Year: it’s the start of so many things, and gives us a chance to try to get it together…again. Or at least pretend to…

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Happy Camper: A Mother’s Dramatic Confession

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Summer camp. It’s a wilderness extravaganza for kids and a child-free vacay for parents. You can practically hear the champagne cork pop as mom and dad speed away after dropping off their pride and joy. And while I did enjoy a little ‘me’ time while my son was away (and by ‘me’ time I mean sleeping in and going to TJ Maxx cleaning out his room and buying school supplies), I missed him a little more than I expected. I wrote this Pulitzer prize winning account the day Grant returned from Camp Victory, a small Christian camp about an hour…

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