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About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to three beautiful girls and one boy.

Ahem.

I feel as though there’s been an awkward silence on this blog, even though I know it’s largely one-sided.  I don’t think even my mom checks it anymore! Here I am, though, clearing my throat and jumping back in.  Rather … Continue reading

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Teaching Resilience

I’ve noticed a pattern as I talk to adults who interact with teenagers and young adults in the current generation.  I hear over and over again that kids are more fragile.  They lack resilience and the coping skills that are … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Dishes – Staying Sharp as a Stay-at-Home Mom Part 2

I wrote previously about why stay-at-home moms end up with mush for brains, and a list of 7 ways I try to stay sharp. What follows is the rest of the list.  Add yours in the comments, please! I intended … Continue reading

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11 Things That Happened At Our House This Week

1.  I washed this boot in the washing machine. Accidentally, of course. I’m no boot nitpick.  I just pulled out the load of sheets and there it was. I’d like to think it looks noticeably cleaner now, but I may … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Dishes – Staying Sharp as a Stay-at-Home Mom

I recently published my thoughts on the role of a stay-at-home mother and my lament that it’s often depicted (and sometimes lived out) as a life exclusively spent in wiping noses and bottoms. In any given day, much of what … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Dishes – on being a stay-at-home mother

I wrote this blog post a long time back and never published it.  I discovered the draft, read it and found I still agree with my three-years-ago self so I’m publishing it. 🙂  Yesterday at lunch, my three year old … Continue reading

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The Haven and other Happenings

I last posted 5 6 months ago and since that time we have spent most free bits of time (and some of our not free bits of time) working on building a new house. Every time I mention that we … Continue reading

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