Help Feed High School Athletes

September 3, 2014

Tweet   You guys know I work with Backpack Buddies and the food bank, right? Childhood hunger statistics are staggering. Even in high school and college many kids go hungry. It’s enough to make you lose your appetite…and all faith in humanity when you hear the diatribes against these kids, victims of their circumstances and [...]

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Happy Birthday, Bird!

August 29, 2014

Tweet They said the time swoops in a mad dash. I didn’t believe them. I was mired in the muck of motherhood. Diaper pails, baby wails, parenting flails.  The milestones were a flurry of excitement in the early days. There were simple yet stunning achievements, and we cooed at every turn. As the years carry [...]

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Bird in My Soul

August 29, 2014

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I Won’t Follow

August 27, 2014

Tweet You know that feeling that convinces you that you are a louse when all your friends like something (or someone) that has no appeal to you? Do you scratch your head in amazement that people actually choose to do certain things and find you to be the bore when you don’t agree? Are you [...]

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Celebrating & Cursing Time – aka Last Day of Summer

August 22, 2014

Tweet   Today marks the last Friday of summer. Come Monday I will be the mother of a middle schooler. This is simultaneously hysterical and frightening. Middle school marks the transition to so many developmental milestones, not to mention facial hair and a changing voice (possibly for both of us). Hold me. Karma has one [...]

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Being Neighborly in a White Neighborhood

August 18, 2014

Tweet On a rare date night we received a frantic call. From a neighbor, not even the sitter. My heart stopped beating. I couldn’t blink. “Don’t worry. Your boys are fine.” Breathe. Exhale. Relief. “But the cops were at your house.” WTF?! And now the hairs on my neck stood in prickly salutes. My mouth [...]

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Be Inspiring

August 14, 2014

Tweet Maybe it’s time we stop sharing inspiring quotes and actually do something inspiring. I posted this statement to Facebook and Twitter the other day when my stream was exploding with inspirational quotes and memes. I do love a good quote. I have journals from high school brimming with quotes that inspired me. I was [...]

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Oh Captain, My Captain…RIP Robin Williams

August 11, 2014

Tweet To never see his smirk again… Or be jolted by his laugh. In a cruel twist of irony, the man who made us convulse in fits of hilarity is gone too soon due to profound depression. Perhaps as he lifted us he consumed all he had, leaving nothing for his own nourishment. I don’t [...]

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Summer Makes Me Cuke – 5:00 Fridays TM

August 8, 2014

Tweet All the back to school stuff clogging the aisles of every store is making me feel a bit uneasy. Oh sure, I’ll miss the boys. We have had a playful summer and wallowed in the luxury of boredom. But I won’t miss the din of constant bickering. For the record, bickering at deafening decibels [...]

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Glory of Summer – Wordless Wednesday

August 6, 2014

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