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Denver Museum interviews 9-year old for top curator job

DMNSHow cool – the Denver Museum of Nature and Science recently interviewed a 9 year old for theirĀ  open head curator position. Totally awesome that they would go to such lengths to nurture a budding interest in paleontology and museums. Fingers crossed for him!

Cheers, Amy

(PS image of DMNS found here)

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Ridiculously exciting small victories

You know those days when small victories are all that matter? I’ve started having a lot more of those since I became a mom.

For example, I recently put “brush teeth, shower, eat lunch” on my to do list for the day…then became ridiculously excited when I got to check all three items off.

Is that sad? Or just mommyhood reality? Either way, I’ve learned to embrace the small victories and enjoy the moment.

Cheers, Amy

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He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

I adore this story that Maurice Sendak once told to Applause Magazine about replying to a letter from a young boy:

Terry Gross – Can you share some of your favorite comments from readers that you’ve gotten over the years?

Maurice Sendak – Oh, there’s so many. Can I give you just one that I really like? It was from a little boy. He sent me a charming card with a little drawing. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters – sometimes very hastily – but this one I lingered over. I sent him a postcard and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim. I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.

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