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Parenting Perspectives: Trying to be a more playful parent

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It’s not yet 7 a.m. on Sunday, and Owen and I are the only ones awake. He holds up a Frisbee and asks me what it is.

We head outside so I can show my 2-year-old boy before the heat becomes too oppressive.


I’ve been neglecting the yard work. Weeds sprout from between each row of patio pavers. I bend down to pluck one, and another, and another. Owen’s voice calls me back.

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Sherri Richards
Sherri Richards has worked for The Forum since 2002. She is the features and business editor, overseeing Variety, SheSays, Farmers' Forum, the daily Business pages and Saturday Business section.     Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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