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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I wasn’t always a Scrooge. In fact, I have fond memories of Christmas as a young girl. Trekking out to find the perfect tree and decorating it while Christmas albums played in the background. Baking cookies. Poring … Continue reading

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Back to School: Off To a Great Start

About a month ago I wrote about the mixed feelings I get about the girls going back to school. Flash forward to today, into the second week, and my fears and doubts about the new year have, … Continue reading

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Back to School Supplies [Me with Melancholy]

School starts in a few weeks and we’re starting to get a twinge of back-to-school fever. For the kiddos, it’s the allure of new school supplies and backpacks and being reunited with their friends. The supply lists … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on Chronic Working Mom Guilt

If you’re a working mother, chances are you suffer from Working Mom Guilt (WMG). This disorder appears the minute you even think about going back to work after having a baby and doesn’t really abate until your … Continue reading

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Getting Juiced About Juicing

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Four words with negative connotations, to be sure. But it’s also the name of an inspiring documentary that’s been getting a lot of buzz. Released in 2010, the film follows Joe Cross … Continue reading

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Running Up That Hill

I registered for a half marathon that takes place in May. My intent was twofold: to eliminate some unhealthy habits and have some motivation to help in my efforts. I knew that if I formally registered (and … Continue reading

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The Sledding Hill As a Metaphor For Life

While many people lament the arrival of snow, this intrepid gal welcomes it. After all, if it’s going to be cold, at least snow expands your recreation options. (And, frankly, there are only so many board games, … Continue reading

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Vacation … All I Ever Wanted

In just four months’ time, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying two different getaways. This winter, I went out of the country with a friend for 5 days. Recently, another friend and I headed 3 hours north … Continue reading

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Moving On

After nearly a year on the market, our house finally sold. Given the economy, that’s something of a minor miracle. Receiving a small check after the sale of that 1,800-square-foot albatross was just icing on the cake. … Continue reading

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Morning Has Broken [Me]

Weekday mornings in our house used to be pretty crazy and I am immature enough to blame it on my daughters, ages 9 and 11. While I cannot attribute said craziness to their inherent personalities (they’re really … Continue reading

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