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The Chair

Originally posted on Slightly Off the Grid:
When  parents down-size and elderly relatives pass away, stuff gets scattered and settles into the homes of different family members.  Pretty much every room in my house contains something that originally came from someone else’s…

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Teaching Our Children Respect – Another Idea

If things go as planned and March 2013 shows up like it is supposed to, I will have completed twenty years of retirement after a 40 year hitch at McGraw-Hill Inc. I left there in February 1993 and two weeks … Continue reading

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I’m no longer Santa

I’m not Santa.  I have played his representative at this household for …um…thirty years, but I suddenly find that my term is over.  All my girls have their own little ones and, hence, have assumed the role of Santa for … Continue reading

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Tending the herb garden, with thoughts toward school

One advantage to ignoring the garden for a while (like the entire ridiculously hot month of July) is that when you finally attack the chaos, the results are dramatic.  Getting started, though is a daunting task.  Where to begin? My … Continue reading

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Dress your best for less…make money while you’re at it!

It’s no big secret – having babies changes a woman’s body.  Unless you are a Victoria’s Secret freak-of-nature model,  your body changes. Not only does having a baby change a body, it empties your wallet. In the days P.B. (that’s … Continue reading

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Mom on a Mission is back with ideas for summer fun!

It’s SUMMER!!  I admit it I love summer now as much as I did as a kid.  The idea of freedom from schedules and millions of commitments appeals to me for so many reasons.  I also have to admit to … Continue reading

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What’s new at the Maryland Zoo

You may remember that recently I wrote an article on the wonderful zoos we have access to in our area and how they can be a big part of your summer.  The Maryland  Zoo in Baltimore, with easy access off I83 and located in … Continue reading

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This summer you CAN workout…with your Kids!

Several weeks ago, I blogged about a great opportunity for your kids to exercise while you workout.  Junior Fitness Academy at Gold’s Gym in Shrewsbury is a great way for you to still get your time in or jump into a … Continue reading

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Junior Fitness Academy

About a year ago, Gold’s Gym in Shrewsbury started a great program for kids called Junior Fitness Academy.  My daughter has taken the classes from the beginning and just loves to spend time exercising with her friends.  The best part … Continue reading

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Ode to my mother, Agnes

Born on January 3rd in the year of our Lord, 1909 in the middle of a snowstorm at home, on a farm in Bradshaw, Baltimore County, in Maryland. Agnes was the ninth of twelve children born to Herman and Anna. … Continue reading

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