The Big Uh-Oh

The Big Uh-Oh is the birthday immediately preceding the Big Five-Oh. The one where you’re going along in life, minding your own business and then boom you have an epiphany in the dressing room at JCPenney’s. Your mother was right. We are not going to call and tell her so. Several choice words escaped my lips […]

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Too Much of Any Good Thing

Okay, you know those new moms who, when pulled from their cocoon of newborn nesting, finally come out to coffee with you, tiny tot attached to her breast, diaper bag piled high with “necessities” sitting on the stroller, ready for any immediate situation? She eventually pulls her gaze from the newborn and aims her bleary […]

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Digging My Way Through the Day Job

Okay, here’s the deal. I have been called a perfectionist, a fairly over-zealous housekeeper, and an over-thinker. While this is sometimes undervalued in the kid-raising environment, I understood it to be a bonus in the work environment. That place called a “real job in the real world”, the place that looks for buzzwords like “organized” […]

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