Update on Our Site

Lenkaland was hacked. Ugh! My poor up husband was up into the early morning hours restoring the site. A few photos, however, were lost. Thank you for being patient while I get everything back in order. And, hackers, I know it’s a fun challenge and an intellectual game for you, but this just weighs on…

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10 on 10 for April

Spring is a season of change. Growing. Beginnings. Spring is color and light and the promise of warmth. This spring, Ian discovered Pokemon cards as his class is all into collecting and trading them. He talked me into helping him start a collection. We got a binder and plastic sleeves and a starter deck. Then…

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Thirteen Looks Good at the Trampoline Park

Little brothers and sisters love when their big sisters have a party at the Trampoline Park. One of the many things that I love about young teens is that they have mad skills, and still love being kids. They leap into chances. Photographs were both challenging and so rewarding! I mean, look at these tricks!…

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Space Reports in Second Grade

Ian researched a space report. He chose Mars as his topic. We visited the library. Checked out a few books. Modern research means that I also browsed Pinterest and shared possible ideas. We watched YouTube videos with simulations of how we send robots to Mars. He had a tangle of ideas mashed together from various…

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Easter

Easter welcomes spring. Even when the weather is cool, the sun promises warmer days ahead. We look for treasures (eggs) knowing that they are hidden between branches and beside trees. We know that fun is in the finding. Easter baskets this year featured a little Star Wars and a little Pokemon. The little beanie dog…

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Chronic Illness and Financial Guilt

When I am asked if a glass is half empty or half full, I say, “At least we have water.” I see positives in most situations. Each setback can be a redirection. Frustration can lead to inspiration. Life is neither good or bad. Most people like uplifting disability stories. They want hope. Positivity in the…

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10 on 10 for March

This past February gave us the gift of an extra day. A Monday. Part of me wanted to celebrate with a special treat or adventure. Then part of me realized that Mondays are special. Even ordinary Mondays. Where I pick up Ian from school and he chooses an after school snack. A banana which he…

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