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Just Write: The Doctor’s Office

Yesterday, I was sitting in the pediatrician's office, waiting for a consultation with Henry's doctor. He wasn't with me. So ...
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The Anatomy of A Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Run

pushes Garmin button. 3-2-1-run. Ugh. This is no good. Get yourself in the right headspace, Jana. That's better. This will ...
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{Part 2}: The Door To Christmas: Story of The Christmas Room

For Part 1 of The Christmas Room story, start here. ******************************* Once everything was checked out, we were given the ...
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{Part 1} The Door To Christmas: The Story of The Christmas Room

The door to the jewelry store was locked as soon as the clock struck closing time on Christmas Eve. Jewelry ...
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Optimism, Football, and Thanksgiving Flu

Nothing I have to say right now warrants its own post, so you're getting a combo post. I'll give you ...
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When Self-Care Looks Feels Like Failing

Last night I ordered a Honey Baked Ham. And Honey Baked Ham brand smoked turkey. I have failed at Thanksgiving ...
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This is probably a bad idea.

Remember a while back when I talked about making sure I was SO VERY prepared for the Wine & Dine ...
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Just Write: I’m Just Writing

This morning I forgot to take my medicines. Well, that's not entirely true. I took one thyroid medicine. And then ...
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It Was A Good Day

Today, my family said final goodbyes to my Grannie, or Mollie as her parents named her. A longtime family friend ...
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The In Between

Right now, I'm sitting in the most wonderful place. This place may feel sad for some. It may make some ...
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Wingman

Scene: Saturday night, master bathroom. Henry's in the shower. Mom (me) is flat-ironing her hair. Henry: Where are you going? ...
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I Mean, Why Bother?

Something as simple as laundry has to be so freaking complicated, doesn't it? The first thing I always hear after ...
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It was all fine and dandy…

The morning was great. He got up, got dressed, and even brushed his teeth without my having to ask. The ...
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Mom Guilt

But mom, I want to sleep late and stay home and play with my toys. Can’t you take the summer ...
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What A Difference A Year Makes

A year ago, I woke up and (without knowing it was National Running Day) spent $19.95 to get the Couch ...
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Serious question…

Here's a very serious question: Which of these scenarios would you rather see? 1. Neil Patrick Harris playing Barney Stinson ...
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Henry Takes The Wheel

Today is Mother's Day. Obviously. Henry has been asking for a blog for a while now, and he will be ...
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Two Halves Make a Whole, Right?

I did it. I did the thing I swore I wouldn't do. I signed up for a second half marathon ...
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Emergency on the Race Course

It was about mile 6 when I really had to go. The thought of stopping my clock and going into ...
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The Key To Grace

The other day, I stopped at the mailbox to grab the mail. That's a task I dread most days. It's ...
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What Does It Mean?

I took this picture the other day, meaning to simply take a picture of the beautiful sky that was the ...
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Paralyzed

Tuesday afternoon. All day Wednesday. Work. No phone. No internet. No email. It's as if we were living in 1994, ...
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Friends From Cradle To Grave

Forever Friends. Friends Forever. I would venture to say not a whole lot of people can say they have been ...
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A Duck Says Quack… or Does It?

I originally posted this early this morning and upon FINALLY waking up (stupid time zones) my BlogBet friend sent me ...
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We Never Forget: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2010 – 2019

"If you know someone who has lost a child, and you're afraid to mention them because you think you might make ...
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Hey Freddie…where’s our gift?

Jason and I were married at St. Simons Island on the coast of Georgia in September of 1998. We married ...
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When I win, I’ll chew bubblegum!

Every year, the world of golf goes absolutely ga-ga when the time finally comes for The Masters - or "the ...
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