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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

I am on a hunt for a new car. If it wasn’t for my kids, I’d be fine with my current car. After all, it’s a hybrid, it runs, and it’s paid for, but unfortunately, the backseat isn’t big enough to fit more than two booster seats and that’s a problem. Right now, I’ve got [...]

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I snuck out of work this morning, hitting the gym at 9:30 instead of my office chair. My husband is going out tonight. I knew I needed a spin class, but I didn’t want to dump the girls in childcare from 7 until 8 p.m., especially since the little one’s bedtime is 7:15. After dropping [...]

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We are big tech people. I can’t count how many servers, workstations, gaming consoles, and pieces of consumer electronics that we’ve purchased since we’ve been married. I’ve been recycling the big stuff — computers, laptops, monitors, and televisions — for a while now, but it’s been more difficult to figure out what to do with [...]

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The Hands Have It

My daily lack of sun exposure makes me stand out — and not in a good way — at my local beach club, but it also has a positive side effect: I get a lot of, “Wow, you look really young.” Makes me feel good, of course, but as careful as I am with my [...]

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Early in December I was putting out the garbage — barefoot, of course — and the pinky toe on my right foot caught on one of the driveway cobblestones. (Another one of my crazy, wacko injuries like my self-inflicted black eye and toddler-induced cut finger.) With blood pouring out, I hobbled inside, wrapped the wound, [...]

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Getting Away to Recharge

It seems impossible, but my husband and I have only been away overnight once since Big Girl was born eight years ago. We’ve never been away from Little Girl. Oh, sure, hubby has gone away for a night or two, and I’ve been away overnight to a conference, but we’ve never gone away together. My [...]

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Today, three out of four kids ages 3 to 5 are in some form of childcare including daycare and preschool. Increasingly, teachers, parents, and childcare workers are focusing more on reading than on running. However, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), running trumps [...]

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