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F a m i ly C h a l l e n g e # 4 : I really want to take the kids to the zoo or Henry’s Ark! I WANT TO LEAVE!

Parent writer Stephanie White and her kids James and Margaret took advantage of beautiful weather during their stay-at-home experiment by spending a lot of time in the yard.

HOMETime

Scheduling BY STEPHANIE WHITE

PHOTOS BY MELISSA DONALD

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like to be on the go, constantly finding a new park or museum exhibit to explore, and I thrive on a packed calendar. When I make plans for my family, it’s always: “Where are we going to GO?” or “I have never been there, let’s GO.” I don’t schedule 10

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staying home. I am never home on purpose; instead home is just where we are when we don’t have anything else to do!

Considering I own a business that revolves around venturing out with my kids and telling people about it, I thought I would challenge myself to stay home with them for an entire week. An entire week seemed like eons! I told my friends and family, and my sister predicted my certain failure, even encouraged it, and one of my

Why did the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen have to post on Facebook that they are having 99-cent ice cream today?

I want to take the kids!

friends offered to help by coming over throughout the week to entertain me. I chose a week in mid-March and scheduled it in my planner. I was not looking forward to it. The weekend prior to my challenge, I convinced continued on page 12

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