Thank You, Brave Women

Whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative – I have to believe whatever side you lean toward – you can agree with this. Assault of any form is not okay. In our core, as humans, we know this to be true. Or at least, I surely hope so. This isn’t Continue Reading

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We Will Never Forget

Yesterday, my oldest asked me if I remembered where I was when I heard about the attacks on the World Trade Center. She said a teacher had told her there are moments in history when most people can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they Continue Reading

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When Your Nose Ring Goes Down the Drain (and Other Mishaps)

Last week was not the best week for me. For starters, I dropped my nose ring down the drain. Not a super big deal. It was more of an inconvenience than anything. Thankfully, I had a backup hoop that did the trick for a couple of days (and made me Continue Reading

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When the Morning Turns F-Bomb – Disney Style

Have you ever had a moment when you are slightly (or fully) ashamed of how you reacted to something? A moment when you look back at the wellspring of reactions you could have chosen from and think, “Really? That was my choice response?” I have had that happen. More times Continue Reading

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When Fear Takes Hold

Some people are afraid of bees. Others, of sharks. Some, of flying. Abandonment. Rejection. Loneliness. Growing old. Failure. Change. Heights. Losing a loved one. Sickness. Death. The list is long, exhausting – and varies from person to person. For some, the fear is like a siren that stops them in Continue Reading

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Imperfection and Half-Eaten Birthday Cake

Sometimes it feels like too much. There is a constant list of to-dos running through my head. Items that need checked off. One. By. One. For example: The girls need new eyeglasses. That prescription has been in my wallet for a couple of months. I hope it’s still there. I’m Continue Reading

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In the Face of Tragedy

I had a plan. My plan was to share a fantastic cookie recipe on my page today. I sat down to write and couldn’t find the words. One of the ways I process and deal with things is through writing. Before the days of internet and blogging and typing out Continue Reading

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Summer’s End: A Season of Change

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when I look at the calendar and realize summer is dwindling down to the final days. The countdown to back-to-school has begun and with it comes the inevitable question, “Where has the summer gone?” The start of summer is filled Continue Reading

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What Was I Thinking?

A few weeks ago, I signed up to help tend the courtyard at my daughter’s school. Through an inspiring class project called Seeds of Change, my daughter’s triad transformed a sad looking courtyard into something beautiful and magnificient. With the guidance and encouragement of their teachers, the children saw something Continue Reading

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Life Lessons from House Staging

Part of getting ready to put our house on the market is staging it for buyers. We were told to remove anything personal, make rooms and closets look spacious and take away any reminder of work. In other words – hide the trash cans, remove the paper towels from the Continue Reading

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