One ‘Flu’ Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One ‘Flu’ Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For my first five years of motherhood, I managed to avoid getting seriously sick. Sure, I got...

Why I might join a nudist colony next year

Why I might join a nudist colony next year

The start of a new year is a fitting time to take a bird’s-eye view of how we’re doing in life....

Star Wars Goes For Girl Power

Star Wars Goes For Girl Power

I admit it: I’m a Star Wars nerd. The franchise and I were born in the same year, so I’ve never...

Why I still send snail-mail holiday cards

Why I still send snail-mail holiday cards

The holiday season is about carrying on the traditions that are special to you, whatever they...

How to talk to preschoolers (and get what you want)

How to talk to preschoolers (and get what you want)

A parent trying to get a cranky preschooler to cooperate with a routine task (such as getting...

Surprising Post-Halloween Dental Care Tips

Surprising Post-Halloween Dental Care Tips

You wouldn’t think a dentist’s office and trick-or-treaters would have a common goal at this...

I love fall – and I don’t even drink lattes

I love fall – and I don’t even drink lattes

I’m a big fan of fall, and it has nothing to do with the pumpkin spice latte. Nothing against...

A House Full of Gravel

A House Full of Gravel

In my house, I sweep up gravel on a daily basis. It’s at the front entrance, the back door, and...

Shutting Off the Negative Inner Voice

Shutting Off the Negative Inner Voice

I can tell when I’m in a mental rut because my inner voice harps on me all the time. It defaults...

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