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Life Lessons from a Child

Last year, in first grade, my daughter’s teacher had the students write in a “Life Book”. Throughout the school year, students brought in pictures or other meaningful items that could be pasted in the book and then wrote stories or … Continue reading

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Thank you to the ones who lift me up

Ugh, I just feel like I’m swimming in negativity lately – in the news, on facebook, at work. It’s everywhere, and as much as I joke about being a crabby person, this negativity has taken a turn and is dragging … Continue reading

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Maleficent with a 7 Year Old

I’ve mentioned before how my daughter’s commentary is sometimes the most entertaining part of a movie or program. I shared her quotes last year when we went to see Iron Man 3, and again in February during the opening ceremonies … Continue reading

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5:00 AM

It’s 5:00 am — well, 4:45 to be exact. There’s no hockey practice, no soccer games, no piano lessons. There’s no happy hour, no one-more-thing at work, no getting stuck in traffic. There’s just me and the alarm. I don’t … Continue reading

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Reaching the Perfect Weight

I have achieved my ideal weight! I’ve never reached my goal weight before, though I’ve been this weight (and lighter!) plenty of times. I know you’re dying to hear my secret (and explain that last statement), but let me give … Continue reading

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Poor Pheasants

What was her problem? We get a pair of pheasants almost every summer. I’ve pointed out the male and female and described the reasons the female has better camouflage. I’ve told both kids the stories of how my dad sometimes hunted pheasants and my mom made jewelry from the feathers (it was the early ’80s, feather jewelry was cool…probably). This child has seen pheasants before, why didn’t she believe me now? Continue reading

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Opening Ceremonies with My 7yo

If you ever thought the Parade of Athletes was the boring part of Opening Ceremonies, you should watch them with my 7-year-old daughter. Because while I love to watch the athletes, she definitely made the parade even more entertaining than … Continue reading

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