Mom Counterpart – 15 Things I Wish My Middle Schooler Knew

September 20, 2014

Tweet I just turned 46. I was 10 years old when I started middle school. Those middle school years still taunt, tug, and tease me. I was a runt. I was smart, shy, and socially awkward. Oh, so awkward. Lord, I shudder at the thought of it. I was the ugly duckling who didn’t think [...]

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Bacon ‘n Bourbon – 5:00 Fridays TM

September 19, 2014

Tweet   One of the great things about bacon is that it’s seasonless. I live in North Carolina, where pork helps fuel our economy and makes taste buds dance. I’ve just returned from an NC hog farm tour. It was a remarkable experience that opened my eyes and gave me new perspective on our food [...]

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Carpool Karma – 5:00 Fridays TM

September 12, 2014

Tweet       I have a hate/hate relationship with carpool. I hate the parents who think the rules don’t apply to them. I hate how long the bus would take if my son rode it home. I don’t really mind the waiting in line myself. I view it as me time. I use those [...]

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My Own Wonder

September 8, 2014

Tweet She haunts me still. I’ve stopped shuddering when I picture her. I know the scent of her ointment and feel my nostrils and lungs collapse when I close my eyes and remember the smell waft by. We were friends by virtue of having a mutual family friend. But while on the school bus, I [...]

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Sorbet & Prosecco – 5:00 Fridays TM

September 5, 2014

Tweet Listen up, people. Mother Nature wins. Again. She teased us with a couple cool evenings a while back, prompting me to don boyfriend jeans and a cardigan. By the way, the term “boyfriend jeans” is lost on me. If my jeans are small enough to belong to a guy, it’s likely he wouldn’t be [...]

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Feeling Kind of Zitty

September 4, 2014

Tweet This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own.  I am too vain to post a picture of Mount Vesuvius that erupted [...]

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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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