Category Archives: Parenting


(This was written for my summer league team and will be posted on our website, Years ago during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games there was a commercial. I think it was for laundry soap or something (I will look … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Marketing Victim

I love fall. Most people love fall. I remember this funny scene from You’ve Got Mail where Tom Hanks writes to Meg Ryan about the joys of fall in New York. The leaves. The air. The brisk-ness. A bouquet of … Continue reading

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Un-Doing Drama

Whoa … it’s been at least a week. Sorry for that, but we were on vacation from school last week, and I took that as an opportunity to just … do nothing except be with the kids and the Husband. … Continue reading

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Green and Organized

So, today we are revisiting the green notebook.  Remember that? Check it out here.  I was on the phone with Candice yesterday, we were both in the car driving (of course) and she was telling me how her “green notebook” … Continue reading

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Seeing Through the Fog

The fog is beginning to lift.  That is literal as well as metaphorical. The girls are at morning practice, and I just spent the first hour trying to get my walk in. Up and down, around and through the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Texting Greatness

I am pretty sure that I could still recognize my grandmother’s handwriting. She died when I was in high school, but because she lived in Washington DC and we lived here, she was constantly sending things in the mail. Birthday … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

It’s tricky. Figuring out how to get people where they need to be, with the proper equipment and resources (read: food). I am awake very early as my brain ponders this issue because the next two days will be fraught … Continue reading

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