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A New Year’s resolution…in one word

With the new year comes the inevitable and universal encouragement to set resolutions. Magazines and blogs are rife with advice on defining and keeping resolutions. I’m continually in self-betterment mode. There are countless ways I want to be a stronger, … Continue reading

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Angels, we have heard on high

When I was a kid, my parents had several Simon and Garfunkel albums that my sisters and I would listen to endlessly. So many of the songs felt melancholy, and one, in particular, haunted me even though I was only … Continue reading

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Harry Potter party time

Last Thanksgiving I started reading the Harry Potter series to my younger girls.  They immediately fell in love with the characters and stories, and we soon began to collect an assortment of Harry Potter paraphernalia – robes, wands, LEGOs, chess … Continue reading

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My work is done here

This morning I got up early to make my daughters’ lunches, as usual.  Except that it wasn’t as usual.  When my oldest came downstairs I said to her “This is the last school lunch I’m ever going to make you.” … Continue reading

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Business travel: the perks with no kids?

For the last several weeks my job has been particularly demanding.  I took on two very high profile projects in preparation for my company’s biggest customer event and, as a result, have been working long, long hours. I’ve been getting … Continue reading

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Luck o’ the Irish

I don’t know where it comes from, but my two younger daughters have imaginations and creativity that astound me. They’ve been chattering all week about St. Patrick’s Day. “I don’t know why people aren’t excited about St. Patrick’s Day,” one … Continue reading

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Kittens and puppies

I may dream of a Christmas scene worthy of Martha Stewart, with kraft paper packages tied up with baker’s twine, but when you let your children choose the gift wrap, this is what you get.  

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