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Lovely Freedom

January 11, 2011 3:00 pm
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I just bought freedom. It was only ten bucks. There is something oxymoronic about saying "I just bought freedom." It has the same funky feeling ...Read More
I just bought freedom. It was only ten bucks. There is something oxymoronic about saying "I just bought freedom." It has the same funky feeling ...Read More
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It's a wonderful lasagna

December 10, 2010 8:47 am
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"Eating a warm meal nourishes the body, preparing it nourishes the soul." I wish I had written that -- but I actually read it in ...Read More
"Eating a warm meal nourishes the body, preparing it nourishes the soul." I wish I had written that -- but I actually read it in ...Read More
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My Holiday Pinata

November 17, 2010 8:41 am
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I like order. I especially like it when it comes to the holidays. Tradition trumps chaos as a theme of comfort to me during this ...Read More
I like order. I especially like it when it comes to the holidays. Tradition trumps chaos as a theme of comfort to me during this ...Read More
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The End of Mid Life Crisis Cooking

September 15, 2010 7:50 am
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Today I gave up cooking like I'm having a mid-life crisis. It began with the meatloaf. Kindly, my lovely neighbor brought her extras from dinner ...Read More
Today I gave up cooking like I'm having a mid-life crisis. It began with the meatloaf. Kindly, my lovely neighbor brought her extras from dinner ...Read More
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Going Off the Grid

August 25, 2010 8:16 am
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One Mom’s Adventure into the Wilds of Home schooling Home-schoolers are weird. They are the people who make meals out of dryer lint, wear clothes ...Read More
One Mom’s Adventure into the Wilds of Home schooling Home-schoolers are weird. They are the people who make meals out of dryer lint, wear clothes ...Read More
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Gaps

August 16, 2010 4:44 pm
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When I hear the word “gap” I think of Leon Spinks and fourth grade. If you don’t remember Leon – he was the heavyweight champion ...Read More
When I hear the word “gap” I think of Leon Spinks and fourth grade. If you don’t remember Leon – he was the heavyweight champion ...Read More
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Hockey Love

August 10, 2010 2:34 pm
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Loving hockey is like loving that misfit family member that demands all of you and smells bad. This blazing hot Southern week has been ...Read More
Loving hockey is like loving that misfit family member that demands all of you and smells bad. This blazing hot Southern week has been ...Read More
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Birds, Bees and Me

July 6, 2010 12:45 pm
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Every summer, I take a little time to have "a talk" with my son. I was inspired by a dear friend who shared how she ...Read More
Every summer, I take a little time to have "a talk" with my son. I was inspired by a dear friend who shared how she ...Read More
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Waking The Grateful Dead

May 25, 2010 8:26 am
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I've been working on a grateful experiment lately. Garbage in, garbage out was how it got started. I was stringing together too many days of ...Read More
I've been working on a grateful experiment lately. Garbage in, garbage out was how it got started. I was stringing together too many days of ...Read More
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Go on, smell the Honeysuckle

May 10, 2010 10:22 am
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Have you ever time travelled? I tried it out this week during my morning walk. Trudging along my typical path, I got this overwhelming hit ...Read More
Have you ever time travelled? I tried it out this week during my morning walk. Trudging along my typical path, I got this overwhelming hit ...Read More
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Bad Mommy

April 30, 2010 3:20 pm
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I was a bad mommy this week. I actually sent my son to school without lunch, without snack and without his schoolwork. Why? Because it’s ...Read More
I was a bad mommy this week. I actually sent my son to school without lunch, without snack and without his schoolwork. Why? Because it’s ...Read More
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Defunkify Thyself

April 19, 2010 3:38 pm
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I've been in a funk lately. I'm not sure why or what it is about. Call it post-break blues or pollen brain. Whatever the name, ...Read More
I've been in a funk lately. I'm not sure why or what it is about. Call it post-break blues or pollen brain. Whatever the name, ...Read More
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Operation Beautiful

March 10, 2010 11:17 am
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On a recent Sunday morning visit to the gym, someone left me a secret message. I have to say it put a smile on my ...Read More
On a recent Sunday morning visit to the gym, someone left me a secret message. I have to say it put a smile on my ...Read More
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Casserole season

March 2, 2010 12:32 pm
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It’s been casserole season lately. Winter’s final exhale has brought a mixture of bittersweet to my circle of friends. There’s been a layoff, a cancer ...Read More
It’s been casserole season lately. Winter’s final exhale has brought a mixture of bittersweet to my circle of friends. There’s been a layoff, a cancer ...Read More
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13 reasons why women should take up boxing

February 23, 2010 5:25 pm
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I'm a lover not a fighter. But watching my friend Lisa box makes me wonder if she is onto something by taking up the sport ...Read More
I'm a lover not a fighter. But watching my friend Lisa box makes me wonder if she is onto something by taking up the sport ...Read More
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Birthday love

January 25, 2010 12:33 pm
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I'm feeling very loved. After a small avalanche of birthday wishes on Facebook, topped off by a cozy family evening of fondue and red velvet ...Read More
I'm feeling very loved. After a small avalanche of birthday wishes on Facebook, topped off by a cozy family evening of fondue and red velvet ...Read More
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The Christmas Collage

December 11, 2009 2:26 am
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Every Christmas season starts with the ratty little collage. I made it more than ten years ago. I was newly married, but still lacking the ...Read More
Every Christmas season starts with the ratty little collage. I made it more than ten years ago. I was newly married, but still lacking the ...Read More
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Purse Memories

November 19, 2009 11:53 am
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It all began with the missing iPod. I knew it was somewhere in the contents of my purse/snack bag/portable brain of mine. Out of desperation, ...Read More
It all began with the missing iPod. I knew it was somewhere in the contents of my purse/snack bag/portable brain of mine. Out of desperation, ...Read More
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Little Cowboy

November 3, 2009 7:34 pm
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We are counting down the days until my son gets to unleash his "inner buckaroo." As we make our way to the motherland of rural ...Read More
We are counting down the days until my son gets to unleash his "inner buckaroo." As we make our way to the motherland of rural ...Read More
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Getting Scary

October 27, 2009 9:12 am
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It's scary season and in the spirit of things, I have been working on scaring myself daily. Last week I read "do something every day ...Read More
It's scary season and in the spirit of things, I have been working on scaring myself daily. Last week I read "do something every day ...Read More
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Remembering Mom's advice on staying well

October 14, 2009 4:23 pm
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I’m feeling a bit draggy lately. With all the news about the flu and its impending doom, I wish I could go ahead and get ...Read More
I’m feeling a bit draggy lately. With all the news about the flu and its impending doom, I wish I could go ahead and get ...Read More
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Lunch funnies

September 28, 2009 7:52 am
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Day in, day out making the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich for an entire year of elementary school lunches can get old. I have ...Read More
Day in, day out making the same peanut butter and jelly sandwich for an entire year of elementary school lunches can get old. I have ...Read More
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Small Time is Big Time

September 11, 2009 9:30 am
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If you had to come up with one little thing that would make your life better, what would it be? Repeat, little thing, not big ...Read More
If you had to come up with one little thing that would make your life better, what would it be? Repeat, little thing, not big ...Read More
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Building a Better Lunchbox

September 2, 2009 6:42 pm
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67 pounds of trash. That’s how much the average child creates in waste every year with a disposable lunch. (Source: www.wastefreelunches.org) This trying-to-be-green momma wanted ...Read More
67 pounds of trash. That’s how much the average child creates in waste every year with a disposable lunch. (Source: www.wastefreelunches.org) This trying-to-be-green momma wanted ...Read More
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The End of the Morning Crazies

August 18, 2009 2:03 pm
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School is here, cue the deep sigh. Yes I love that back to school feeling with the fresh crayons, brand new notebooks and shiny shoes. ...Read More
School is here, cue the deep sigh. Yes I love that back to school feeling with the fresh crayons, brand new notebooks and shiny shoes. ...Read More
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