Monthly Archives: January 2012

Playgrounds Politics, Before and After

When my son was 1, we joined an indoor playground. It was my salvation — a safe place for him to toddle around and burn some energy. It was also, I soon realized, a little microcosm of the world. The … Continue reading

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Never Enough Time

When I was young, time moved very, very slowly. I spent much of my youth waiting… waiting for the school bell to ring… waiting for the weekend to begin… waiting for summer… waiting to get my driver’s license… waiting to … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

So, apparently there’s something called Blue Monday, which may or may not be the third or fourth Monday in January. If that’s not vague enough, you may or may not feel depressed on this day. Depending, of course, on the … Continue reading

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The Apple Really Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

I’ve been sick this week. Really, really sick. Flat-out-in-bed, barely-can-move-to-make-it-to-the-bathroom kind of sick. Of course, this illness developed the moment my husband went out-of-town for two days. Ugh. Great timing. This isn’t my first experience with single parenting while sick. … Continue reading

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Why I Love the Pancake Pen

Note: This is NOT a paid endorsement. Once in a blue moon, I actually find a kitchen product I like. What are the odds? We got a Christmas present from one of my husband’s coworkers. I had never heard of … Continue reading

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Yes, My Husband Cooks

So I’ve had a fair amount of feedback about our 30-Day No Eating Out Challenge, because I wrote about it over here at one of my favorite blogs, Get Rich Slowly. (Tangent: I love this blog — please spend some … Continue reading

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New Year, No Resolutions

Finally, 2012 is here. I’m a bit relieved, to be honest. Not that 2011 was so bad. But I do enjoy the fresh start that comes with a brand new calendar. The Christmas decorations are back in their boxes, and my … Continue reading

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