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New Experience #12: Frisbee Golf

A few weeks ago, I had heard someone mention that they took their children to play frisbee golf at a course in a park by their house.  When I was a kid, we played Frisbee golf in gym class.  Since I was … Continue reading

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New Experience #11: Visited Amish Country

My parents took me to Amish Country one summer when I was in college.  I suppose it might be more accurate to say they dragged me there.  I had just broken up with a boy I thought I loved and … Continue reading

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New Experience #8: Maple Sugaring

You probably don’t associate New Jersey with maple syrup, but believe it or not, our maple trees can produce syrup just as tasty as Vermont’s maples can.  To be honest, I haven’t verified that statement with any maple syrup experts. … Continue reading

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New Experience #7: Laser Light Show

I usually associate Laser Light shows with Pink Floyd or classic rock bands.  They never seemed like a kid-friendly event to me.  So, I was surprised when I saw that the Planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College had a Laser … Continue reading

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Experiences Worth Repeating

My kids were sick over the weekend, so we had to cancel our plans for a New Experience.  They were very disappointed, but I told them we will catch up to our weekly plan by doing two New Experiences in … Continue reading

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New Experience #6: Celebrated Chinese New Year

The best thing about repeating our New Experiences Project this year is that my children are the ones coming up with many of the ideas.  They have asked me to add at least 5 or 6 things to my running … Continue reading

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New Experience #2: Meditated Using a Mind Jar

In 2011, I tried meditation as one of my New Experiences.  I found it so helpful in combating my anxiety and depression that I continued going to a Buddhist meditation group for at least a year.  I haven’t been to the group … Continue reading

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