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Vacation Survival Tips from the Griswalds

As I wrote this blog I was enjoying the views offered by eastern Canada while knocking ‘Family RV Road Trip’ off my bucket list :).  This summer we had the great fortune to be able to experience an amazing family … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Do it for The Rest of Your Life…

So around 2-3 months ago I had a little meltdown in the kitchen when I opened the cupboard door and it fell off…again.  We have more wood putty holding our kitchen together than we have wood.  So this combined with my … Continue reading

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Fear of a Defill!! (and other silly phobias)

Ok so here’s a good one.  Anyone know what ‘omphalophobia‘ is?  Fear of belly buttons :).  How about ‘alliumphobia‘?  (hint: vampires have it).  Yup fear of garlic.  What about ‘hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliphobia‘??  Ok so this is just not funny but it’s the … Continue reading

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Lies my Mother Never Told Me

I think it’s a well-known fact that the older we get the more we start to appreciate our parents.  I don’t believe I truly began to really appreciate my mothers’ love and the sacrifices she made (‘it’s ok honey…you have … Continue reading

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Extinction…not always such a bad thing

Pop Quiz:  Attercopus, lime Skittles, Bruce Jenners man-bits and the lunch hour…What do all of these things have in common?  Come on think about it, don’t just say ‘I don’t know’…this is easy.  Omgosh, I’m dying here:  they have all … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar

I don’t like winter. I dread when the temperature starts to dip into the single digits let alone the minus range. I hate shovelling snow and I don’t like cold things unless they come in a frosted glass with a … Continue reading

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The Happiness Factor

The other day I came home from work to the not uncommon sight of my two teen-aged sons zoned out in front of the TV.  This immediately triggered the universal cry known to all working mothers of: “ISYOURHOMEWORKDONE DIDYOUWALKTHEDOG WHYARETHEREDISHESINTHESINK”!!!!  Now usually … Continue reading

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The Most Important Investment of All

I still kind of shake my head when I realize that summer is actually over,  fall is well under way, and winter not that far off!! I was SO meant to be born in SoCal (that’s ‘Southern California’ for all … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Nephew

Yesterday morning I awoke at 6 a.m. to the screams of a baby and had flashbacks to 14 years ago.  I live in a home with 3 large young adults and given that summer is here they rarely stir before … Continue reading

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“I Got a Fever”…..

“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell”. (If you are a fan of SNL and Will Ferrell you will recognize that phrase and chuckle.  If not you probably just think me odd :)). The fever I’ve … Continue reading

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