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Season of Goodbyes (part two)

This summer brought another goodbye to our family. Actually, it hasn’t been a total goodbye – there is a 2% chance for it coming back to life. But, with odds like that, the goodbye seems rather permanent. For the record, … Continue reading

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I just have to make sure to stick the landing

I have a fever and it won’t go away for another week. Olympic fever. I am truly a sucker for everything Olympic. I cry when they show those little bio stories about the athletes. I stay up way too late … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Joneses (or should I say Marthas)

Then there was Brunch. Ah, Brunch. I love to hate you when I’m stressed out the wazoo in the days leading up to you. My children get tired of hearing about you and the laundry list of things that need … Continue reading

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Repeat after me

I I don’t consider myself to be high maintenance, but maybe that’s just a self-delusion. I don’t need to have the latest looks, gadgets, gizmos. Heck, I shop at thrift stores and have curb-mart’ed a few items in my day. I … Continue reading

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Spring Break(down?)

It is Spring Break. Children are out of school. Cabin fever (even with a mild winter) needs to be shaken off us like water after Riley jumps into the pond. So, can you guess where I am? Are those leaves … Continue reading

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On becoming a Mom

Ten years ago today, my life changed completely. Oh, it has certainly had other major altering moments since then, for sure. But there is something about that first day, that first instant when you become a parent that is like … Continue reading

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A whale of a tale (OR: the things we do for our kids)

First, the back story: It’s been nearly two years since that fateful week.  I had a big event at which I was speaking, plus I needed to decorate (and by “decorate” I mean I needed to out-Martha-Stewart Martha Stewart) two tables for … Continue reading

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