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Searching for Zen in all the wrong places — truth is, it’s in WINE

I am stupid. I am stupid because I thought that once my kids were in school all-day/every day that my life would become easier and quieter. Turns out, I was only kidding myself -- and now I am banging my head against the coffee table. In the summer, they would wake up gradually, whenever they… Continue reading Searching for Zen in all the wrong places — truth is, it’s in WINE

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Raising ‘hungry’ kids from sun UP to sun DOWN

It is the first official week of summer vacation – yes, it really did start last week, but my oldest was on vacation with his grandparents. Therefore, this week, starts week ONE of summer break.My food supply is already dwindling, with my patience and energy a close second and third.Today’s toasted cheese sandwiches were made… Continue reading Raising ‘hungry’ kids from sun UP to sun DOWN

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Wishing my ‘shoe size’ was my ‘pant size’

The year of being 35 has hit an all time low … and I don’t mean as in my weight.It’s as if my body is saying, “OK, you are 35 now … let’s slow down your metabolism and deplete your patience too.”Therefore, I now wish that my “pants size” was what my shoe size is… Continue reading Wishing my ‘shoe size’ was my ‘pant size’

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‘Girls just wanna have fun’ – but fun comes with a price

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” – a lyric from 1980s music icon, Cyndi Lauper – was the theme of the past weekend. And, I was all about celebrating my 35th birthday with lots and lots of fun. The weekend starting out like any normal weekend. Jazzercise on Friday morning, followed by a dreadful trip to… Continue reading ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ – but fun comes with a price