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Oct11
Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

Celebrating Halloween Traditions: Boo

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A couple of years ago I picked up my friend’s daughter for preschool and noticed a ghost picture in her door. I asked, “What’s that for?” She said, knowing how much I hated my own neighborhood and how much I wanted to live in hers, “I’m afraid to tell you, I think it’ll upset you.” […]

Oct09
The Electronics Graveyard: Money From The Outdated Gadgets In Your Life.

The Electronics Graveyard: Money From The Outdated Gadgets In Your Life.

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My husband had one of the very first iPods. At the time it was amazing, just like a Commodore 64. A mere 4 years later it is an enormous brick we like to pull out when we have guests just to amaze them with our ‘vintage’ sound system. We could pull out a victrola, wind […]

Oct04
Inflammatory Breast Cancer Doesn’t Have A Lump

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Doesn’t Have A Lump

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My friend had her mammogram and nothing looked troubling, her technician rushed her results to the radiologist and before she got home 20 minutes later there was a call letting her know that the lump she was feeling was not a tumor. We all breathed a giant sigh of relief. Then I read this post […]

Oct02
Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

Pink is my favorite color but only in October.

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A friend called this week to let me know she’d found a lump in her breast and it concerned her doctor. She’s going this week for a mammogram to get a better look at it and in the mean time I am attempting to not totally freak out. I am trying not to freak out […]

Sep27
What not to wear this Halloween.

What not to wear this Halloween.

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Remember last December when I highlighted the gifts you’d give my kids if you hated me? I thought it would be fun to share the costumes I came across which perplexed my delicate sensibilities or which my kids will wear over my dead body. Your daughter wants to be a mega star, get her started […]

Sep25
Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

Inspiring Halloween Costume Ideas for the DIY-er

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I’ve spent a good number of hours looking at the inventive costumes people come up with. We’re a family with a lot of respect for the DIY costume. My husband once spent almost $100 making this Shriner costume (complete with little car) and I almost killed him. I’m cheap you see. I’ve been browsing all […]

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