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Ken Griffey Jr. Still Owes Me an Apology

I consider myself a cautious person. I wore wrist-guards, while roller blading as a kid. I make sure I choose the eggs with the furthest possible expiration date at the grocery store. I don’t care for blinking red lights; they leave too much to chance. I’m not what you’d call…

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Why I Haven’t Written in a While

I haven’t written in a while because, well – life happened. It’s not an excuse, but it’s a reason. My parents have been visiting (which is great), the kids have been sick (which is not so great) and we’ve been trying our best to carve out some much needed family time…

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Almond Joys and the Perfect Halloween

Halloween was awesome. Despite the rain. Despite the subsequent stomach flu and pink eye. Despite the fact that I did not get one single Almond Joy. And despite the iron-willed face paint that still somehow has a death grip on my face. It was awesome. We kicked off the evening’s festivities…

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#Saturday

This morning, all the Bandas boys and I took a walk through our neighborhood. Well, more specifically, He and I walked while Oliver booked it around us in circles on his “four-wheeler” (that’s what he calls his bike with training wheels) and Archie scooted around on his yellow and red, Fischer…

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How I Will Survive Drowning in Duplos this Summer

I have been trying to figure out a way to pass the time this summer. Going from working half-time, to not working at all can do a number on your “adult brain”. It’s not that I don’t love spending my days with the littlest Bandases, but there are only so…

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The Most Existential Super Bowl Blog You’ll Ever Read

It’s a quiet day around here. The Patriot’s Super Bowl victory is still looming large and I am in a Gronk-like fog from the linebacker-worthy amount of snacks I’ve consumed in the last 24 hours. It is no exaggeration to say that I scarfed everything from cannolis to seaweed during the…

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