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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“Kid-Friendly” Food is a Disservice to Kids

August 4, 2014

Tweet   I loathe the term “kid-friendly” when it comes to food. That is too often synonymous with fat-laden-greasy-sodium-overdose-fried-processed-garbage-cut-into-bite-size-nuggets. Let’s just call it FLGSOFPGCIBSN for short. Now don’t get me wrong. There’s a time for indulging in FLGSOFPGCIBSN. I admit to enjoying fries and a shake on road trips. No ketchup, vanilla, in case you’re wondering. [...]

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Blogust: Celebrating Firsts, Even When They Are Bittersweet

August 1, 2014

Tweet This month shall forever be known as Blogust.  Do you remember when I was part of the team of bloggers who participated in the inaugural Blogust in 2012? Being a Shot@Life Champion has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It’s afforded me countless opportunities to share the Shot@Life story with [...]

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Luna, the Albino Gator…I Kid You Not

July 30, 2014

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Support Public Education, Whether You Have Kids Or Not

July 29, 2014

Tweet People seem to think I’m in the minority. They think people only advocate for issues that affect them directly. I speak up for causes that don’t necessarily touch me directly but are important to me nonetheless. I guess most people only have the time, energy, and wherewithal to support issues that affect them personally. [...]

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