Category Archives: health

Spanx and Pull-Ups and All Good Things

So, today and this weekend is a crazy one. And I mean by all normal measurements, where crazy has become the new normal, this is a c . r . a . z . y weekend. I won’t bore you … Continue reading

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The Music of the Night … err, morning

Did you see what I did there Phantom of the Opera fans? There is a little known fact about me that most of you will find interesting, if not downright befuddling considering I coach swimming, sew, write, drive kids, have seven … Continue reading

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Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Sickness

I wish you could see me now. Ensconced in my brown chair in my room, the dark outside making itself known through the gentle fall of rain and the occasional gust of wind. All is quiet in my house. One … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Candy, Cookies … oh My!

  Within the last few weeks, I’ve made a whole host of treats. White chocolate bark with peppermint, white chocolate bark with cranberries, apricots and pepitas, truffles, apple cake, cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches from those cookies. I’ve … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Jingle On

I told her I’d do it, and I did it. Totally stole Candice’s quote to me last week when I was literally drowning in the quagmire that was pneumonia, strep and yes, the dreaded flu. As it is, my son … Continue reading

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Magic on the Planet

“If there is magic to be found on this planet, it is contained in water.” – Loren Eiseley   As a swim coach, I live it. As a mother, I push it. As a person, I crave it.   Not … Continue reading

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