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Red, white and blue foods!

Looking for an, er, interesting way to celebrate the 4th of July holiday this year? How about with food! Sure food will play a crucial role in your celebration--it generally does--but why not toss things up a bit this time around, and even make it...

Getting sick on a busy weekend

This time of year is often a very busy one whether or not you have kids. We started out this past weekend with a doctor's appointment Friday afternoon and a party Friday night. Saturday had Sara's secret store followed by the Winter Gala at Jared's...

No time for love, Dr. Jones!

If I could have anything I wanted in the whole wide world, it wouldn't be a mansion or a brand new car or a million dollars. It would be a nap. Well, it might be a million dollars but that would only be so I could pay someone to watch my son while I...

When grandparents visit

I am one of the few people it seems who are fortunate enough to have good in-laws. We've always been on good terms and visited whenever possible. Now that there's a baby in the picture, though, those visits have taken on more meaning and have...

In praise of my husband

I went out of town this weekend for some much needed time away from the house. Since my son plans on breastfeeding well into college, I had to take him with me. My daughter, who turned two in July, stayed home with my husband, who took Friday off...

Using what they learn at school against me...

At Bedtime Friday Night: The players: Christian, age 9. Tommy, age 8. Me, age Old Enough to Know Better. Me: It's time to go to bed. It's very late. (Then, brightly) So how about we sleep in tomorrow morning! Christian: No. Me: Why not? Christian:...

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