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Let’s invent the perfect Mom App

Thursday, November 27, 2014

I’ve had my smartphone for almost three years (that’s practically a golden anniversary in the tech world), and I have become that person who, when faced with a new challenge or task, says ‘I think I have an app for that.’

Unleashing Beauty and the Beast

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I’m a dog lover who doesn’t necessarily always like dogs.

The great leggings war

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This conversation is about knit pants. Let me repeat that: knit pants.

In sickness and in health, consider others

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When you’re not feeling well, use some common sense.

The dirty truth

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The thing I love about political season is … nothing. Not a single blessed thing. How is this possible?

Excessive celebration: Embrace it

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We’ve all seen — and sometimes shunned — them.

Miracles of ‘didn’t’

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The accident happened, as these things always do, simultaneously fast and oh-so-slow.

Let’s (not) do lunch

Thursday, October 9, 2014

You would think someone who loves eating and all things relating to food as much as I do would be nuts about lunch.

Ear corn brought back childhood memories

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Picking ear corn was an historical time.

Parenthood principle

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I like about writing for public consumption. This is opposed to, say, how I started out which was just forcing these missives on my grandmothers who are contractually obligated to find me fascinating.

Playing cat and mouse

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ah fall. The season when all of nature attempts to move indoors.

Go jump in the lake

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Summer, as we know it, has come and gone.

Get a job! (But hone interview skills first)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

One of the many benefits of being a writer is that my commute is short. (I gained 7 pounds the year I got a laptop and no longer had to walk all the way to the third floor to write).

I still don’t know what I want to be

Thursday, September 4, 2014

’Tis the season when most public schools begin a new academic year.

Back to School: The common sense curriculum

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to school. The very notion conjures up visions of autumn and plaid and crisp apples for the teacher.

This is not what we meant by ‘chill out’

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Let us all take a moment to remember Summer 2014. That was a great day.

Teens have earned my respect; adults, no

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Here in the Midwest it is fair season. County fairs are gearing up, winding down, and whirling along.

Speak easy: A slippery slope of English

Thursday, August 7, 2014

There has been a move afoot for some time to relax (see also: dumb down) the English language.

On family and flying potato chips

Thursday, July 31, 2014

I consider myself an “expert” on parenting on par with my “expertise” in machine gunnery or quantum physics.

‘Wingmoms’ always have our backs

Thursday, July 24, 2014

As we enter the thick of summer I find my kids, now teens, going in many different directions. Gone are the long hours spent blowing bubbles on the porch, sticky Popsicle drips and sandbox sand. These are the days of “Mom can I go / meet / do?” and “Mom I’ve got to work until […]

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