Tag Archives: well-being

Reflections on the Epiphany

The icicle lights have disappeared from the rooflines of homes in our neighborhood; the streets are a little dimmer every day.  Yesterday I counted the denuded Christmas trees laying in the gutters, next to the garbage bins, in front of … Continue reading

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I heart u mom

Since I wrote about being over-extended a few weeks ago, I’ve been making an effort to pay more attention. When you are constantly multi-tasking, when you’re doing one thing while thinking about the next thing, it’s too easy to not … Continue reading

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When spontaneous parenting trumps 50-50

My husband and I have, mostly, parented our daughters as a team. While we each have different strengths and priorities (I make sure they practice piano in the evening, he’s fun), for the big decisions we strive to be on … Continue reading

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A fine balance

“I haven’t screwed up this big in awhile.” That’s the Facebook status I posted on Saturday morning. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’d been away from home on business travel for six days.  I woke up early on … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2012 edition

We’ve been drinking Gin Fizzes since last summer, but as our family vacation approached in July I felt some self-induced pressure to find a new signature cocktail.  My husband was perfectly happy with the Gin Fizz and saw no need … Continue reading

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A spontaneous date

My husband and I had a date yesterday morning. We left our 7 year olds watching a Saturday morning movie and our teenager and adult niece sleeping in.  I put on mascara and earrings, and we drove up to the … Continue reading

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The perfect summer cocktail – 2011 edition

We’ve been on vacation this week in Palm Springs where the daytime temperature has been over 110° each day.  In our family, vacations call for adult beverages. A desert vacation calls for an icy adult beverage. When we were first … Continue reading

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