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Monthly Archive for April, 2012

Earlier this week we were all outside. The kids were playing basketball. Well, maybe playing isn’t the right word. “Mommmm, she won’t share.” “Little Girl, share.” “No, it’s my turn.”(Scuffling and pushing ensues.) “Girls, stop it. Big Girl, just let her play with it for another two seconds.” (Said dramatically) “No, it’s my ball. Besides, [...]

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One of my most popular posts is one I wrote about WhoNu cookies last fall. To reiterate, the manufacturer says they have: as much Vitamin C as cup of blueberries as much iron as a cup of spinach as much calcium and Vitamin D as a glass of milk as much Vitamin A as an [...]

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We Got a Dog — How Did This Happen?

Last week my husband started sending me photos and links of adoptable dogs. He has been militantly anti-dog even in the face of…well, two cute faces. My girls have been begging for a dog for years. The little one, who is 3, is especially relentless. “Why can’t I have a doggie? I would love her [...]

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Running. It’s never been a favorite activity. I have always preferred group fitness classes with music, people, camaraderie, and energy that inspire me to do my best. Running, in my opinion, is monotonous, boring, and hard. And yet this February I embarked on a new running program — something I never thought I would do. [...]

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Let me start out by saying I can’t consume caffeine. It gives me heart palpitations and makes me feel jittery. However, I understand that there are scores of people out there who depend on a caffeine fix to get them going in the morning and keep them up late at night. I get it. I [...]

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I am not what you would call an outdoor person and yet some of my most treasured memories took place outside. My sister and I spent all of our waking hours running around our street, biking, playing games, or hanging out at the playground around the corner. We used leaves, sticks, and flowers as props. [...]

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