Life’s a Beach

Recently, I was pleased to get out yet another bundle of summertime attire from storage bins — swimsuits! It’s pool season and that makes me super happy. I’ve already been stocking up on poolside snacks w...

The Lunchtime Madness

YESSSSS! It’s May! Who’s happy that school is almost out? With only a few short weeks left in the 2013-14 school year, I can’t help but look forward to and create a perfect mirage of smooth, delightful s...

Top 40 on 40

Winter went away like a psycho ex, didn’t it? (Don’t act like you’ve never been a psycho ex.)  This winter also kind of reminds me of turning 40 — I went into it hoping for the best, but it turned out ...

Offside, Winter!

OK, show of hands —who loved the snow last month? ME! I was glad to finally see a snow that actually turned everything white. I didn’t even mind the six (I didn’t have any articles laying by the door b...

Oh, February!

It’s February again. Host to my least favorite holiday ever — Valentine’s Day. I say it every year, so I’ll spare you the details of how I think a day to celebrate love is silly. But since the th...
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No More Pencils, No More Books…

...School's Out Forever, or So It Seems No alarm clocks, no early mornings, no rush to get dressed ...ahhhh...I love summer! But that leaves me with an even bigger challenge....what am I gonna do with everyb...
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The Weak Will Not Survive This Week

I had no idea what to write this month, so at the last minute, and right before Paul had my head on a stick, I came up with this. It was Saturday evening and I was reflecting on my busy week. Here's what I did....
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Don’t Underestimate; Understand

Communication is vital to our existence. Body language, engaging in conversation, and physical touch all nurture us and help us interact with each other. What if you didn't have the instinct to interact, or ...
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Appreciating the Small Stuff

Remember that little lesson I was going to teach my kids on gratitude? Well, it’s not quite gone as planned. Don’t get me wrong; we’ve made real progress in some areas, so I’m still really excited about...
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Time

“But time makes you bolder. Children get older. I'm getting older too.” -Landslide, Dixie Chicks (Originally performed by Fleetwood Mac) Time has wound its way through my soul and kept me here another ye...