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Reasons to Workout Before the Kids Wake Up

When we’re all getting ready for school in the morning, it’s easier to workout before the kids get up.  Now that we’re all on summer break, I don’t always get up and going before they do.  But working out with the kids watching is very demoralizing. “Mom, how come you don’t look like them?” (Referring …

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I Hope They’re Not Sitting Here

Baseball season is upon us again, and I thought it would be fun to make a list of the people you don’t want to sit around you. The Drunks Let’s just start with the obvious, especially if you have small kids like I do.  You just know somebody’s going to spill something, fall over someone, …

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And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

A couple of years ago, C started telling me what he knew about orange juice.  He told me how many oranges it took to make a carton of orange juice, and about the size and shape of the container.  He sounded very knowledgeable, and I was thinking that he must have watched some informative video …

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February Digest

February came and went in a flash.  I began the month firmly in the grip of a very nasty three-week head cold.  I was trying not to miss school because I had just missed two days staying home with my sick daughter, but I finally had to give in.  On a Thursday evening, I came …

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Pajama Pants and Second Thoughts

Not wanting my son to feel left out, I whipped up a quick pair of pajama pants.  Just in time for spring training this week, I picked up some baseball-themed fabric.  C is a big baseball fan and he loves his Cincinnati Reds.  He can tell you every player’s number, even the bullpen catcher (Mike …

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I Like to Pretend Episodes I, II, and III Never Happened

This weekend, The Phantom Menace came to a 3D screen near you.  I’ll be waiting until they get to episodes IV, V, and VI, thank you very much.  I was 4, 6, and 9 when the original movies were released in theaters.  I don’t have specific memories of the first time I saw them, except for maybe …

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What’s the Opposite of ‘Ode’?

A few weeks ago, I wrote an ‘Ode to a Snow Day.’ I looked up googled the word ode before I wrote it, to make sure I was using it correctly.  I found that it is a poem that is written for an occasion or on a particular subject.  I also found: an ode is …

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Grammar Police

Since I am a teacher, my husband likes to accuse me of constantly correcting him.  Which I don’t.  At least, I don’t mean to.  And since I know how much it annoys him, I try to keep from correcting him unless it’s important, like something he’s asked me to proofread for work.  But sometimes, no …

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Now On Tour…

My husband and I have very few tv shows we watch together.  He’s watches football, Sports Center, football, PTI, and football, and I’m watching things like The Amazing Race, Grey’s Anatomy, Project Runway, Parenthood, How I Met Your Mother, and NCIS: Los Angeles.  But lately the one thing that will suck us both in is those infomercials for …

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