Monthly Archives: July 2012

Birthday parties and funerals

“Presents don’t really mean much to me. I don’t want to sound mawkish, but – it was the realization that I have a great many people in my life who really love me, and who I really love.” – Gabriel Byrne … Continue reading

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My super awesome granola

  I am totally taking bragging rights on my granola. Here’s the scoop. Last summer, I made my very first batch of the toasted-oat, yummy goodness. You may wonder why would I go through all that trouble when I could … Continue reading

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The Mom Who Cried, “Pizza!”

“If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.”  Al Bernstein What started out as a little joke was rather revealing. Now, to preface all of this, I’m a mom of four, two of which are out the … Continue reading

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Inspired to write by a chewy granola bar…

“Marge, it’s 3 a.m. Shouldn’t you be baking?” – Homer Simpson I have a huge announcement to make that will come as no big surprise…some days I just can’t get it into gear. Like today. I have a few writing projects … Continue reading

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A sticky lesson from Lynne’s Lab

“The secret of my success is my hairspray.” – Richard Gere Most of my readers are aware that I’ve been switching to greener and less toxic items for my family, especially with cleaning and personal care products. My heightened awareness came about when … Continue reading

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Reflections on July 4th

I skipped our neighboring town’s Fourth of July parade this morning. It isn’t quite the same since my children are older and aren’t real concerned about collecting the candy loot along the parade route. Instead, I enjoyed the quiet of the … Continue reading

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