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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep #FoodforSleep

September 16, 2014
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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep #FoodforSleep

If Bo (Jackson) knows football.┬áThere’s no doubt that I know sleep. Sleep and I go waaaaayyyy back. In fact, I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have had insomnia…and I would still have fingers left. I put my head on the pillow and within seconds I am...
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I Spy With My Little Eye…a Quick Dinner Option for Summer Nights #familydinner #familygamenight

July 15, 2014
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I Spy With My Little Eye…a Quick Dinner Option for Summer Nights #familydinner #familygamenight

Even in the most ideal and favorable circumstances, cooking dinner is not my favorite activity. During the school year, I cobble together reasonably decent meals for my family. Come summer all bets are off. My school administrator husband steps up and manages dinner prep for most of the summer when he is home from...
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

June 17, 2014
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I’ve done it. I’m sure you’ve done it too. As parents, we’ve all done it at one time or another. Scene: Your home. Your child struggles zipping his coat. You see your child tugging the zip up and down but not getting the coat zipped. He...
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How To Do Laundry

June 14, 2014
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How To Do Laundry

I’m disorganized. I identify more with clutterers and hoarders than neatniks and Harriet Homemakers, but I love a clean room.┬áBUT don’t love cleaning. AT. ALL. A room piled to the rafters with stuff gives me anxiety. I get twitchy when I walk in to such a room. I have many such rooms in my...
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Changing Track: Climbing Out of the Abyss of Daytime TV

June 9, 2014
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Changing Track: Climbing Out of the Abyss of Daytime TV

I’d always said that my child would not sit for hours in front of the TV. Nope, not my child. My child would NOT be a couch potato! No sir! I would read to my child. Do crafts with my child. Go to activities with my child. Play outside with my child. But…though I...
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A for Effort? Worst Cook in America? Baking Failures?

March 26, 2014
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A for Effort? Worst Cook in America? Baking Failures?

Have you seen that show? Worst Cooks in America? I saw the show the other night. I could be a contestant on that show. Seriously! Why have I NOT applied to be on that show?? Heck, I could even win that show! You see I am not a good cook. And by “not a...
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

November 16, 2013
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

A few weeks ago I was invited to a media event. Often I have to turn these events down due to conflicts with kid activities. Fortunately, I didn’t have to turn this one down as it was a lunchtime event at a new restaurant only a 30-minute drive from my home. I live in...
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Back to School: Taming the Homework Beast

October 23, 2013
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I should have homework under control by now. It’s October when all is said and done. How many years have I been at this “mom of a school-aged child” thing anyway? 12? 13 years? And yet why don’t I have a set system in place? Why am I scrambling for a routine? First, let...
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Is There a Time When Ice Cream Doesn’t Hit the Spot? #seizingfamilytime

October 19, 2013
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Is There a Time When Ice Cream Doesn’t Hit the Spot? #seizingfamilytime

We’re a family of 5. Always flying in different directions. To work, Cub Scouts, soccer, school events, swimming, volleyball, and more. I can just about remember the days when having a doctor’s appointment and a playdate in the same week would make me STRESSED. Now a week with two activities would be unheard of....
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Friends Through and Through

October 17, 2013
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I met up with two mom friends for coffee a few weeks ago. We had planned to see each other in May, but end-of-the-school mayhem and madness put a dampener on our plans. We could not find a time when we were all free. Then summer rolled in with swim team, home building projects,...
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