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Anyone See the Sun? Bueller? Bueller?

October 25, 2013
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Anyone See the Sun? Bueller? Bueller?

A couple of weeks I watched the rain. It rained and it rainied. From drizzle to high winds to heavy rain, it did not stop raining all week. The low point of that very wet week came on Friday. I stepped in a puddle. And it was a big puddle as well. Of course,...
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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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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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British Housing…Making the Most of What Little Space There Is #EnglishMemories

October 15, 2013
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My husband looked puzzled as he peered at me from the dining room doorway. He had heard my laughing from two rooms over the noise of the TV and came to investigate. Why was I laughing? What was so funny…he wanted to know. I showed him the site I was looking at. That site...
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Rain, Rain, Go Away #EnglishMemories

October 12, 2013
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Rain, Rain, Go Away #EnglishMemories

I’m sitting here on the couch staring out the window. Rain is coming down. It’s damp…chilly…and bleak. Nothing like Monday’s heavy tornado-like rain. Just a rainy day. I’m used to rain. Growing up in England, rain was the weather I experienced the most. For all  my school years, I always had an umbrella and...
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Limping, Knee Surgery, and Convalescence #kneesurgery

October 8, 2013
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Limping, Knee Surgery, and Convalescence #kneesurgery

I couldn’t keep up with my family. They were walking normally. Not going a mile a minute. Just walking at a brisk pace. I was a slow poke. We were at one of the stops on a double decker bus tour of Philadelphia. I was lagging way behind my husband and three children. They...
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Keeping Tabs on Your Teen Driver and a Twitter Party! #sponsored #drivesafe

September 25, 2013
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Keeping Tabs on Your Teen Driver and a Twitter Party! #sponsored #drivesafe

Sponsored: I was given a device and a smartphone for the duration of the campaign, and received payment from Sprint for my blog posts. However, the views expressed in this post are my own. I thought my teen would NEVER learn to drive. In the first couple of months after receiving her learner’s permit,...
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Rounding Up Your Family and Friends in Your #Life360 Circles

September 23, 2013
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Rounding Up Your Family and Friends in Your #Life360 Circles

Sponsored: I am being compensated by Splash Creative Media on behalf of Life360 to write this post. The opinions contained within are mine and mine alone. I drove miles and miles and miles last year. I was in a morning carpool, an afternoon, carpool, a sports carpool, and an assortment of other carpools. Seriously, I...
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Preparing for Seasonal Allergies with the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew

June 24, 2013
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Preparing for Seasonal Allergies with the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew

Sponsored: I’m in the Children’s Claritin Mom Crew. I was sent a Spring in Your Step Meet-Up Kit as compensation for writing this post. Sniffles. Sneezing. Coughing. Tissues. Aachoo! Bless You! Cover your mouth when you sneeze. If I have said one of these words or phrases this spring, I have said them hundreds...
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Making the Best of It…Always

June 18, 2013
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I’m a “make the best of it” type of person. In only the most dire circumstances do I allow myself to wallow. When I hit a rough patch I take a deep breath or two or three breaths and make the best of it. Perhaps it’s because I am English and grew up dealing...
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