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Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore

Most people who never grew up around tornadoes equated them to what they saw in the Wizard of Oz.  Dorothy on the bed, knocked on her noggin, seeing visions of scary things outside the window.  She landed in a fantasy land inhabited with little people,…

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Do you suffer from SC?

Do you suffer from SC?

Ladies- Do you suffer from SC? Does someone you know suffer from SC? I am sure that yourself or someone you know suffers from SC. Do you even know what SC is? Let me paint the picture: You are at the gym. Working out like…

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Pomp and Circumstance?

Pomp and Circumstance?

Spring is here, and with it soon will come the inevitable occurrences of graduations.  High school.  College.  Middle School.  Elementary School.  Smiles, hugs, families and parties will mark the transition from one educational and life stage to the next. However, all of this caused me…

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For The Love of Lasagna

For The Love of Lasagna

It’s been a long time since my family has seen lasagna come across our table.  Until now!! Whenever I make spaghetti I serve it with zucchini noodles (soooo good!) so I thought why not try my hand at subbing out the noodles for zucchini in…

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Not Your Mother’s Yard Sale

Not Your Mother’s Yard Sale

Yard Sales in 2015- no more leaving the house, navigating narrow streets with lines of cars, trying to find who to pay, turning around because you missed a street, or holding up traffic trying to find an address. Facebook has changed it all. Ballantyne Bargains,…

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When you think of robotics what comes to mind?

When you think of robotics what comes to mind?

My 14 year old son started high school this year, and I feared, like many other mothers with children like mine, that he would rot his brain with nothing but video games, Minecraft and talking to his friends via Skype.  I would sit and watch…

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When is a word just a word?

When is a word just a word?

I’ve noticed something more and more lately; and I’m wondering if it’s a sign of the times.  I look on the Facebook sites of my daughter and her peers, and sites like Twitter and Tumblr, and I find that certain words that I grew up…

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On Eviction

On Eviction

Each week, I have a tutoring date with a sweet 8 year old girl. As soon as I enter the classroom, her eyes light up. She’s so anxious to learn. We tackle all things word related—vocabulary, spelling, writing, reading, comprehension, whatever is presenting a challenge…

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Sometimes, money isn’t the best form of payment

Sometimes, money isn’t the best form of payment

When I first thought about going to college, I had big plans.  I had grandiose plans to be rich, successful, have the perfect life and the perfect family.  I was going to graduate, get an amazing job, have a beautiful home; and pretty much have…

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Look, squirrel!  Living with Adult ADD

Look, squirrel! Living with Adult ADD

ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, has been a hotly debated condition in children for decades.  Recently, ADHD has been reclassified to separate it into 3 specific types. Combined ADHD (the most common subtype), which involves symptoms of of both inattentiveness and hyperactivity/impulsivity Inattentive ADHD…

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