Chocolate-Covered Wishes for Cough and Cold Season

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Do you often find yourself sounding like the parent who talks about olden times? I once told a kid at the bus stop (not mine - he doesn't believe these stories anymore) that I had to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways. Wait a minute, he … [Continue reading]

The Bedtime Battle in the Bathroom

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I taught my child the importance of oral health care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #besweetsmart Maybe it's just a boy thing but I don't think it is. I've talked to other moms who struggle the way that I … [Continue reading]

5 Spammy Ways To Get Rich Quick

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We've all been approached by the former deposed prince of Nigeria with the promise of riches, haven't we? All we need to do is let him wire millions of dollars to our bank account and then we'll transfer it for him. And just for helping him out, … [Continue reading]

Confessions of a Former Metal Mouth

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September was Self Improvement Month. Did you miss it? That's okay. As women (and men - I know you've told me this matters to you too), every month feels like self-improvement month. We're always striving to be better. That doesn't mean we're not … [Continue reading]

Netflix for Food Lovers

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I'm not sure how television viewing works in your house but in mine, it goes hand in hand with food. Ordering out? Let's eat in front of the TV! Watching a movie? Let's make snacks! And sometimes, we'll even watch shows about food. Back in the … [Continue reading]

All the Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in September

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I had my first real introduction to all things Disney when my entire family (and my sister's boyfriend) piled into a rented Ford Aerostar minivan and headed south to Florida. We arrived at our destination at around 2am and began our weeklong vacation … [Continue reading]

Nothing But Pictures from the 2014 Type-A Parent Conference

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(And Maybe a Few Captions) For those of you who were part of the 2014 Type-A Parent conference in Atlanta (speakers, sponsors, attendees, roomies), thank you for making it an amazing weekend. Please relive the memories with me. And if you weren't … [Continue reading]

Finding Local Adventure – Twitter Chat #traventura

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When I was 24, I joined the ranks of the travel industry. I wanted to get out and see the world and the only way I could think to afford it was to become part of the industry that promoted the one thing I wanted to do! While it didn't pay well, … [Continue reading]

Eating My Own Dog Food: Part 2

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Back in the day, I used to play Buzzword Bingo at every corporate meeting. I played it in my head, that is. I listened while marketing metaphors were thrown all over the place. And when I started this blog over five years ago, it was because I wanted … [Continue reading]

What to do about that Ray Rice football jersey

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A rather expensive football jersey hangs in my son's closet emblazoned with number 27 and the name RICE on the back. Admittedly, I didn't know who Ray Rice was when I bought the jersey. I just knew that every Friday, in our suburban town just … [Continue reading]

Explaining Depression to My Family

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If there was ever a diagnosis for non-specific symptoms, I could certainly be a case study. In fact, I recently made an appointment with a doctor to go over some of my ailments. The woman making the appointment asked me what I needed to see the … [Continue reading]