Relationships

Cancer Sucks

October is breast cancer awareness month. I received the sad news that a childhood friend from the neighborhood where I grew up died yesterday of breast cancer. She would have turned 39 in 11 days. This young woman had a loving husband and two adorable children – a 3 year old son and a 2…

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Should I Change My Son’s Procrastinating Ways?

One night recently as I was doing the bedtime routine with my daughter, I heard Jay raise his voice to our 12 year-old. When I came down to investigate, I discovered that they were having an issue with homework. Noah was given an assignment five days prior and it was due this morning. He did not have…

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At 42, this was the best one yet

So yesterday was my birthday. Thanks to everyone who wished me well. I began my day waking up with the people I love the most in the world and getting them all set and on their way for the day. Quite an ordinary thing to do on a Tuesday morning in September, but I cannot…

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Family

Volleyball has a definite place in my family’s life. My husband and I played on a volleyball team together when we met in college. He stayed with the sport much more seriously than I did (I took many years off while having our children). A few years ago, we built a pool and beach volleyball…

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Victory!

Last week was a victorious week in our house. You see, my seven year old has been trying to learn how to ride his bike (with no training wheels) off and on for the past four summers since he was just four years old. My older son decided he… was ready to learn how to…

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