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Anti-Pescatarian

“Mom? I have decided that I am going to be a vegetarian except for the turkey sandwiches you put in my lunch. And tacos. And chicken’s still good. And hamburgers are okay. Definitely no fish. I hate fish so that’s a no-brainer.”
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The Smell of Pumpkin

I was challenged by the SITS girls to write a blog post about The Five Senses of Fall. I chose to write this blog post about the Smells of Fall.  Have I mentioned in previous blog posts how much I love Fall?
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Fun things to do for Fall in Michigan

note: Let me just start by saying that I hate the term “bucket list” since it refers to “kicking the bucket”. I am blogging with the SITS girls fall challenge, so I will change mine to fall fun in Michigan! image from michigan.org 1) Watching the leaves change colors & Making a collage This is…
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Things about me you didn’t know

I realize that you might know a lot about Baby Bear and Mini and not so much about me. I also sometimes lose myself in my children (for the good and bad) and decided to focus on myself for the minute.   1. I have one less set of ribs {it must be genetic because…
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Old School Blogging

I read a beautiful blog called “An Inch of Gray” which is authored by a mother who lost her 12 year old son a couple of years ago in a freak accident. Weston was the exact same age as her son, Jack when the accident happened, and the horror of that event really stuck with…
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The View From Here… And There

Friday night I had the great pleasure of reading one of my blog posts aloud, at the 2014 BlogHer Conference in San Jose. My post was chosen, along with eleven other blogger’s work. The writers participated in a live reading called, Voices Of The Year. The post I read is titled “The View From Here,”…
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Tomorrow I Will Be Fifty Years-Old

Tomorrow I will be fifty years-old. Fifty. This amazes me. I can’t quite wrap my mind around it. When I look in the mirror, I often catch myself off guard, expecting to see younger me. Younger me is somewhere in her late thirties, I’m not sure why that age has stuck in my head but…
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Camping With Grown-Ups

Camping humor. Classic. For the last several years my camping trips have all involved our RV and a bear named Yogi. Over the Memorial Day weekend however, I went camping with grown-ups. In a tent. When friends of mine from the gym invited a bunch of us to crash their annual Memorial Day camping trip…
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Coffee + Me = wheeee!!!!!

I used to make fun of my grandma and grandpa who were as religious about their coffee as my grandma was about Jesus.  When we would go on family road trips, fueling them with coffee was as essential as fueling the car with gas.  There was always a pot brewing in their kitchen – or…
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The Waiting

Last weekend after 2 bright, warm, sunny days, I boldly put all of our winter coats and accessories away.  By Tuesday, we had 2-3 inches of snow on the ground. Today I am soooooo tired of cold, windy, grey weather.  I am soooooo cranky. So let’s just pretend that it looks like this today.
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