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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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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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Is it possible to create healthy eating habits for our kids?

I was talking to a friend while on the treadmill at the gym a few days ago about her new-found love for clean and healthy eating.  She was super happy that her family members, especially her children, were finally on … Continue reading

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Bugs of the visible (and invisible) kind

Some would say I deserved the wasp sting.  That’s what I get for being home on a balmy day in February, relaxing in the backyard without even a coat on.  Well, I was minding my own business, when this nasty … Continue reading

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Cleaning house = Cleaner eating

“If it’s in the house, I’ll probably eat it!”  This is my regular response to my daughter when she asks why we don’t have “treats” for her or to my husband’s request for roasted salted almonds or potato chips.  I … Continue reading

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Traditions define a family…how weird are yours?

“Please come to the party prepared to share about a Christmas tradition in your family.” Requests like that put a knot in my stomach.  What if my traditions are dumb?  Lame?  Lacking in spirituality/deep meaning/ sensitivity/creativity/all or any of the above?  … Continue reading

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