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It’s summer. The kids are home and it’s sweet bliss. What? You can’t wait for September? Have no fear. Labor Day will be here soon enough. If you feel you’re in need of some comic relief – and who isn’t? – have a look-see at what I’m reading poolside. This group is smart and sassy […]

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Mini-me is home for the summer and that means eating extra healthy and spending more time in the kitchen. (Oh, dear God). We usually enjoy bonding while baking, but last week we decided to expand our culinary repertoire to salads. I’m shocked too. Here’s the dinner we whipped up for the family. It was light […]

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Ever since I got my hands on my first diary at age 8, I knew I wanted to be a writer. Aside from the horrible spelling and questionable punctuation, every page of my chocolate smudged Snoopy diary was filled with drama, humor, sarcasm and, later on, teenage angst. Sadly, I destroyed my first diary since […]

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Middle age is a tricky thing. Does it happen at 35 or is it 55? No one really knows for sure. In the stone age, middle age truly would have been old age. There are young people who act old. Old people who act young. Perhaps best not to judge too much. So how do […]

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The life of a mom or busy woman can sometimes be exhausting and overwhelming – even on a good day! – so when I choose books to read I usually choose something to make me laugh, inspire me, or quiet the mind. Here is a list of several books that either tickled my funny bone […]

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Years ago, if I misbehaved, missed a curfew, or brought home a less than ideal report card, privileges would be taken away. If I was really naughty (so hard to imagine!) I would be grounded. No TV, no friends on the weekend, nothing. Nada. However, the worst punishment by far was when my phone privileges […]

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I spent the holidays swimming and soaking up the sun (with sunscreen of course!) and filling mind and soul with stories that tickle the funny bone and touch the heart, help us seek balance, become more green, and, finally, get our groove back. My chaise lounge became my home away from home, my happiest of […]

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