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My Husband, the Hero

A few nights ago, Brian and I decided to indulge in a little one-on-one time and hire a babysitter for a date. We do our best to spend at least one night per month sans children – not because we don’t enjoy their company (although sometimes…) but because it’s good…

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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 Four Little Lines and a Pair of Scissors Changed Everything

Shortly after Archie was born, my mother gave me a 10-year journal. It’s a big, fat, leather-bound book with ten, four-line spaces on each page. One four-line block for each day, year after year for ten years. The idea is, you write a brief synopsis of each day, every day…

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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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Because Simply Running from Zombies Isn’t Nearly Enough

This April, I will be running the Nashville half marathon. There. I said it. You read it. No backing out now. This won’t be my first big race – I ran the Boston Marathon back before it was in vogue and ran the Nashville half a few years back. I tell…

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I’m So Cool In My Own House

I’m sitting in my living room watching a children’s show called Dinosaur Train. It’s a computer animated show featuring a family of pteranodons (the flyers) who also adopted a little t-rex (the little arms, water vibrating in Jurassic Park ones) and they take this train all over the place and…

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