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Learning to Fly

For more than a century, Eau Claire has been a hotbed for devotees of the thrill-seeking Nordic sport of ski jumping – and for most of that time…

Stay Safe Out There

Health care providers and other local experts will teach kids entering the fourth and fifth grades about safety topics at a free Safety Camp sponsored…

Our Christmas Story

Picking a book for your child under normal conditions is risky business enough, but picking a book to introduce your two-and-a-half-year-old child to…

Dracula vs. Dad

I got lippy with my father once (well, more than once) in high school, and he chased me half a block through our neighborhood before tackling me onto…

To loop or not to loop?

As a substitute teacher, I recently found myself greeting a bubbling classroom of second graders as their teacher for the day. While attempting to…

A Season for Smashing

Late February is usually the time of year we stop complaining about the snow and cold so we can free up more time to complain about how dirty the snow…

Boys & Girls

Back in college, I had some pretty big plans for my future children. They were gonna be awesome. And smart. And unique. They weren’t going to be…