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JoLynne Lyon
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Wife, mom, storyteller, pr type, recovering journalist
Wife, mom, storyteller, pr type, recovering journalist

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Graduation Day
The day my son graduated from high school is burned on my brain.   That same day, an elementary school was throwing its last-day-of-school bash, and I was there with a camera to record the moment for a professional Facebook page. (I'm just telling you that ...
Graduation Day
Graduation Day
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Graduation Day
The day my son graduated from high school is burned on my brain.   That same day, an elementary school was throwing its last-day-of-school bash, and I was there with a camera to record the moment for a professional Facebook page. (I'm just telling you that ...
Graduation Day
Graduation Day
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The Oldsmobile's last drive
We learned a lot from our 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue. We bought it in the summer of 2001. We car-shopped on a hot day with three small, high-energy kids. (Lesson #1: don’t make quick decisions because you’re desperate to get your kids out of a dealership.) We...
The Oldsmobile's last drive
The Oldsmobile's last drive
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The Dairy Dinner Hour Part 2: Thanking the farmer
Dear Farmer John, Five years ago, you offered my son a job. A while later, when you saw my daughter helping my son feed calves, you offered her one, too. My son has gone on to other jobs, but he's been recognized and sought after for his work ethic. In a co...
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Reverse gardening
For years we have run a big vegetable garden, but without the children to help run it and eat the produce, it's become weedier and uglier. And while we love to garden, we still have jobs to work and books to write. Meanwhile, we've made some discoveries alo...
Reverse gardening
Reverse gardening
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So glad I made it to the waterfall
This was my destination on Saturday: the end of a favorite hike that was long enough to challenge my slowly-conditioning body but short enough to leave me alive. So Husband and I loaded up then water bottles and trail mix, drove to the trailhead and started...
So glad I made it to the waterfall
So glad I made it to the waterfall
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Father's Day
The world needs to know that there are, and were, and if we are lucky will ever be, men who love their families. Who work at jobs for bosses that often do not say thank you enough, to support wives and children who often do not say thank you enough. My dad ...
Father's Day
Father's Day
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7 reasons parents of stellar children suffer
Parents of stellar children, I get you. Sometimes it's hard to raise fantastic kids. But you're afraid to talk about it to your friends, for reasons I'll outline below. That's all right: today I'm speaking out. It isn't all sunshine and roses. I know becaus...
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Notes from Quebec: Thoughts on Three Pines
...And why I didn't go looking for my favorite fictional town. The Citadel--a military stronghold that is still in place in Quebec City--looks old and European. I assumed it was built by the French to keep the English out before the American Revolutionary W...
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Yard drama
Meg is pregnant. She gave birth to two lambs last spring, and she was hardly showing then. This year, she is looking lamb-y. She's uncomfortable. She sleeps so soundly I once worried she was dead and I scared the crap out of her when I entered the pen and t...
Yard drama
Yard drama
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