I went to a concert and it was okay

Pierre Van ZylKC

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For Christmas, we gave our 13-year old daughter tickets to a concert for her favorite band. She’s played us songs (“Can I play you this song? It is sooooo good! *insert look on my face during song that looks like a shot from The Office when a character…

New Year Goals

Pierre Van ZylKC

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2018 was intense, harried, and a blur. There were highlights, like our first international trip to Italy in June (amazing, loved every minute, especially hiking through Cinque Terre and going on a timed family scavenger hunt through the streets of Flor…

Signs (H/t to Ace of Base)

Pierre Van ZylKC

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I believe in signs.Driving home from getting the kids flu shots, we heard the song “The Sign” by Ace of Base on the radio. Whenever I hear this song, it brings me back to college Spring Break in Cancun. My 13yo knows it well from the movie Pitch Perfec…

Recovery

Pierre Van ZylKC, wellness

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After recovering from the the good kind of pain at the end of November last year, I developed the plain-old kind of pain that is in no way good: an intense, searing pain of a likely cervical radiculopathy that prompted me to go to the ER one fine …

My almost-teen

Pierre Van ZylKC, motherhood

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“I saw J do the reading the other day at church, and at first, I thought it was you. She is becoming a young lady,â€� Maureen said to me on the sidelines of a soccer game. My daughter is 12, soon to be 13, but has recently passed me in height. She is…