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The Grand Opening…or So I Thought

September 26, 2014
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The Grand Opening…or So I Thought

What can I say? I was naive. It seemed perfectly plausible to me at the time. A new recreation center was opening in my town. So my sister and I decided to be the FIRST people at the opening of the recreation center. Seemed like an amazing idea at the time. We lived in a town...
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Following, Not Leading Your Child’s #JourneytoCollege

September 25, 2014
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Following, Not Leading Your Child’s #JourneytoCollege

My oldest child is a trailblazer. She’s my “out of the box” thinker. She does everything her own way. She’s the child who informed me after a lengthy timeout when she was 7 that she would do what I asked her to do next time but only because I asked her not because she...
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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. There’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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Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No! It’s the Superman Hall of Heroes! #EverydayHeroes

August 12, 2014
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Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No! It’s the Superman Hall of Heroes! #EverydayHeroes

Growing up I saw very few movies. My town had a one-screen movie theater that was used only 50% of the time. The other 50% it was a theater for traveling or local theater productions. When a movie played, it played for weeks. I had to go to the next city to see a...
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Summer Grillin’! #ReadySetRibs #WeaveMade #Ad

May 26, 2014
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Summer Grillin’! #ReadySetRibs #WeaveMade #Ad

Disclosure: This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media, and Farmland/Smithfield, but all my opinions are my own. #WeaveMade #ReadySetRibs http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH I’m not a good cook in the kitchen. I’m not even a good grill cook. I lack some sort of innate gene when it comes to...
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Give a Book, Get a Book with Disney #DisneySMMoms

May 6, 2014
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Give a Book, Get a Book with Disney #DisneySMMoms

I’ve been home from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration for about three weeks. The bags are mostly unpacked. The laundry is mostly done. The kids’ missed schoolwork is completed. The house is still a mess…but really it was a mess before we left for California…so no surprises there. My plan has always been...
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

April 22, 2014
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

Giving back. I teach my children to give back. I encourage them to bring in food donations…toys for an adopted family…mittens for the “Christmas Glove Tree.” Basically, if the school or church asks for items, I’m happy to provide items. I lead by example. I show them that I donate clothes, toys, and household...
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I’m Angry at My Wisdom Teeth

April 3, 2014
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I’m Angry at My Wisdom Teeth

I’m angry at my wisdom teeth. I’m angry that I have to have three small cavities filled on three of my teeth. I’m angry that these three small cavities are in my wisdom teeth. I’m angry that my dentist advised me 18 months ago to have all four wisdom teeth removed. BUT, that I...
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 1)

April 3, 2014
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 1)

As my children get older, I want to teach them to give back. I want giving back to be a part of their lives. When they were little, we would talk about people who had very little. I would show them that I was donating to the needy by placing an envelop of money...
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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

March 27, 2014
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Growing up in England v. Growing up in America #EnglishMemories

I grew up in England and America, and even Italy for a short while. When I’m talking to someone about my childhood, I often base my answers on what I did in one country. You would think that my childhood stories would be the same since I grew up mostly in two English-speaking countries, but...
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