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The Summer of Life Skills

Life with teenagers is a blast. It's basically the gift that keeps on giving. This summer, Brian and I decided ...
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The Sounds of Summer

Right now, Africa by Toto is playing in my ear. Before that, it was Aja by Steely Dan. I'm sure ...
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Charlie Blue: The Painting

For years, I’ve lived by the belief that grief is like a rock in your shoe, an analogy shared with me ...
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When Your Heart’s Content

Left. Left. Left. Ugh. Left Good God this is horrible. Left. Why am I doing this? Left. I can’t believe ...
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Reassuring The Mom

I've never been a dreamer. I've never been one to look far into the future and imagine things like my ...
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Thirteen. 13. A Teen.

Thirteen. It feels as awkward rolling off my tongue as it actually is to be thirteen. It's hard to fathom, ...
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The First Thing I Ever Was…

The first thing I ever was, was a groupie. Yes, I was born with groupie blood running through my veins ...
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2016: Filling My Life With Passion

Passion: noun - a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something Passion. It's been right ...
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2015: The Gloriously Weird Year of Finding Myself, Divorcing, and Turning 40

What a weird year this has been. I mean, I knew it was weird, but then looking back through my ...
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Holly Jolly New Traditions

Life is different this Christmas. Henry and I decided it would be fun to start some holly jolly new traditions ...
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One Last Anniversary

Seventeen years ago, on September 26, 1998, standing on a St. Augustine lawn at The King and Prince Resort, two ...
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Apart. Part 2.

A few months ago, I wrote about Jason and I deciding to separate. It wasn't an easy decision or one ...
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Twelve. 12. XII.

It's been a dozen years since you stubbornly and dramatically took your first breath. Counting that many years without you ...
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Apart.

Apart. It's an adverb, used with verbs like drift, grow, or live. It describes how our hearts have grown over ...
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Goals. And Reaching Them.

It's not a secret, if you've been around here for a bit, that I have a love/hate relationship with running ...
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On Super Bowl Ads and Children Dying

By 7 this morning (morning after Super Bowl 49), I have already had 6 inquiries into what I thought about ...
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Wild Week in the City!

Last summer, Jason, Henry and I were discussing what we wanted to do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We'd all been ...
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Words, Glorious Words!

I sat and sat, thinking about what my word for 2015 would be. I wrote down random words that popped ...
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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015

Oh, 2014. You've been good and you've been bad. As far as I'm concerned, you can go ahead and get ...
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When things don’t make sense…

There are times when we realize that things just don't make sense. But once we think about it, they make ...
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Just like that… You’re 10.

It seems like just yesterday, you were placed in my arms, held up by your dad because to be honest, ...
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Randomness

Oh, old school blogging, how I've missed you! Remember the days of lists and tagging your friends to answer questions ...
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The Photographs

We had been talking about getting a fancy digital camera. In 2003, there weren't a million choices like there are ...
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Running Contentment

This week I wrote down the word "Contentment." Contentment is always a goal of mine. Sometimes I feel content with ...
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I Wouldn’t Change A Thing

Today, Jason and I mark our 16th wedding anniversary. I know what you're thinking… "She must've been 10 when she ...
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Tales of a Fourth Grade Tween

I look at him, stomping around the house, being angry about whatever there is to be angry about today. Three ...
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Her Last First Day of Football Season

Football season is here. The countdown has been on since January 6 when Auburn and Florida State faced off in ...
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This Week In Numbers: The Medical Mystery Tour

5 - number of days this week Henry or I have seen a doctor 6 - number of waiting rooms ...
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A Collector of People

"She was a collector of people." This phrase has come up more than once in the last few weeks, strangely ...
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In Honor Of My 700th Post…

To celebrate 700 posts (YES! This one is numero 700!), I decided to install a scratch & sniff plugin* to ...
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