Three a.m. Haiku

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle   Early morning bright Moon and mind are wide awake Get out of bed, now.
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The Value of Dreamers

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Do you have a dreamer in your life? Maybe a spouse or friend, who sees what is possible, rather than accepting what is probable?   Do you have a dreamer in your life? Maybe a sibling or coworker, who imagines new ways of doing things, infusing...
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Parade Watching

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I love parades. I love them all – small town holiday parades, choreographed theme park shows, football game marches, or historical events commemorated with floats. I’m always the big dope right up front cheering and waving like a maniac at...
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Running Lessons, Part Deux

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I decided to give my children exactly what they didn’t want – each other.   “You are my messenger,” I said to the red-haired troublemaker hanging back with me. “Run to your siblings. Tell them I said you’re all on...
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Running Lessons

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle At church, two of my friends discussed their running preferences.   One friend (a 40-something mother of four) announced she was a social runner. She loved running with people – one friend, two friends, a couple kids, whatever – so long as there...
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Blessed by My Children

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Ever been so proud and thankful you cried? That’s me today.   This morning I had a three-hour teacher planning meeting, during which my four twins (ages 9 and 7) did the following: 1. Addition & place value math centers 2. U.S....
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