Spring Fashion I Don’t Get

March 16, 2015

Spring has sprung…finally. Never mind the weather forecast that has us back in the fifties later this week. Even at a mild 74 today I’m a tish chilly. I’m admittedly a wimp and find the early morning chill to be dreadful. I’m over it. I want my toes to be warm, especially since one is […]

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We’ll Have Pi(e) on Our Anniversary

March 13, 2015

  To see the world through a new lens. To learn empathy, moderation, and composure. These are the things he has taught me over the years. Tomorrow marks our fifteenth wedding anniversary. And I learn from him still…

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Giving Kids a Shot@Life In America and Beyond

March 9, 2015

It breaks my heart daily that there are children in the United States who need our protection. Children face abuse and hunger and experience the worst of humanity in their gentle souls. Try as we might to protect them, it seems to never be enough. Advocating for the safety and care of children is a […]

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Stand Up to Misogyny – 5:00 Fridays TM

March 6, 2015

Last night on Twitter a dad blogger tweeted something pretty heinous about rape that ignited a fire storm. He basically said that another way to describe rape is women crying wolf when they wake up feeling remorse. He has subsequently deleted that tweet and apologized (screen shots last forever though). But the apology leaves a […]

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ISO The Perfect Carry On Bag

March 4, 2015

Carry on bags are my new obsession. All of my search history shows myriad sites and bag styles. I’m not a backpack kind of girl, despite the practicality of those double straps. I took a backpack to Uganda and felt like I was going to tip over the whole time. I prefer shoulder straps that […]

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What Should I Put in My Carry On

March 2, 2015

We are embarking on the journey of a lifetime soon. Perhaps that sounds hyperbolic, but I’d say one month in India is a pretty big deal. I have not returned to the country of my birth for 20 years. This will be the first trip to India for Mac Daddy, and the first time my […]

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Snow Day Home School

February 25, 2015

  I joked yesterday that I was going to homeschool my kids if this week were another snow day(s) bust. They’ve had one and a half days of school in the last 10 days. Ice and snow are North Carolina’s kryptonite. We are expecting more snow tonight and tomorrow so I suspect the kids will […]

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Snow Days -At Home and Helping

February 24, 2015

There’s a hushed tranqulity that blankets us as the snow blankets the park in front of our house. The gray green dying grass is revitalized by a cloak of snow. It’s oddly serene and calm. Even my sons have stopped bickering for the moment, both huddled under the comfort of their favorite fuzzy blankets reading […]

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My Frivolous Date with Oscar

February 22, 2015

Sometimes life begs for a dose of frivolity. While I dabble in tastes of frivolity on almost any given day, today is the grand buffet. The Oscars.  It’s my Super Bowl. For years I have watched all the movies in the big categories – actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, director, and film. When I […]

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All Winter in a Day

February 17, 2015

Ray Bradbury wrote All Summer in a Day, a book that has haunted me since I first read it as a kid. It’s the penultimate story of bullying and life as an outsider. I’ve sympathized with Margot, the main character, and continue to feel pangs of the pain and injustice Bradbury masterfully reflects.   What […]

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