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Motherhood Handbook: Part I, Phase I

It’s 8:45. I’ve only been awake for about two hours, thanks to my husband’s brilliant idea to take the nightlight out of our sons’ bedroom (who knew that was the source of their penchants for early mornings?), but I’ve already completed Part I, Phase I of the “Snow Day Morning” section of…

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All My Bags are Packed

I am taking a solo trip to Florida this weekend. Mostly, it’s to visit family – my grandmother specifically. She’s at the root of at least half of my whimsical childhood memories and lately, I haven’t been able to visit with her as often as I’d like. I am so…

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<3 Orlando

My boys are three years apart. I believe this is a nice age gap for the following reasons:   Oliver understands that, no matter how many times Archie punches him in the back, he is not to retaliate. He is too big.   Archie understands that no matter how many…

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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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