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When I was a little girl I used to love playing with my dad’s glasses, pretending I was my third grade teacher or a high powered executive. Now that I’m technically “over-the-hill” and everything is just a blur, wearing glasses has become a necessity. Whoever said, “The eyes are the first to go,” wasn’t kidding. […]

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Today is Day 4 of #NaBloPoMo. For your enjoyment I present to you the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Opening. If this doesn’t get you smiling and your heart pumping, I don’t know what will. Before there was Tae Bo, before there was Zumba…there was Jazzercise. This video basically shows what aerobics classes were […]

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I thought I would be at least a few weeks into the 30-day writing challenge before I started discussing bras, but it’s Day 3 (it can only go down from here) and for various reasons this is where my mind goes. Apparently, I’m wearing the wrong size bra. And, to my chagrin, have been for […]

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November is here and, brace yourself, it’s time to start thinking about buying gifts for the holidays. Here are several books that will delight and inspire. When We Became Three: A Memory Book For The Modern Family by Jill Caryl Weiner. This is the most clever and creative baby journal I have ever seen. Chronicling […]

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Sometimes I get this what-the-heck feeling, to throw all caution to the wind, and jump into something completely insane. I was feeling the itch to get back to my blogging roots. That first year of endless delights every time I clicked “publish.” Once you’ve been blogging for a while your blog may not always feel […]

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There is only one thing more stressful than moving a college kid into an apartment across the country. Moving two…in the same week…in different states. I’m not going to tell you about the pinched nerve from a herniated disk to look like a hero, or anything, but just keep that in the back of your […]

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Applying to college isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s exciting. It’s nerve-wracking. And, I’m not gonna to lie, we left nothing to chance. We were clearly not in charge, nor did we want to be, but we were team players in this big game. There are some parents who let their kids run with […]

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Raising my children, now 21 and 23, has been an honor and a privilege. Though, I would be lying if I said every moment has been wonderful. Teachable moments aren’t always easy. But the one constant while raising them has been that they always were and always will be my most favorite people on earth. […]

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Fall is here, the kids are back in school, and there is no better way to enjoy the cooler days and blustery nights than grabbing a glass of wine and reading a good book. So check out this list, get cozy and start reading. Hot Toddy’s optional. Not Your Mother’s Book On Family edited by […]

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Any woman who has ever felt the sting, confusion, heartbreak, relief, or regret, that comes when a friendship is over, needs to be over, or when a glaring betrayal begs the question “Is this friendship worth saving?”, will want to read the newly released My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. […]

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