My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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Mother Nature’s “Quake-Up”

Mother Nature’s “Quake-Up”

By on Mar 17, 2014 in Current Events, SoCal Life | 0 comments

Mornings are rough – especially Mondays. But today, we had a little extra incentive to get out of bed, thanks to a 4.4 magnitude quake that hit around 6:30 A.M., causing our entire house to shake like a Jell-o mold on a plate. Once the shaking was over, I popped out of bed to check on my daughter, who was still under the covers, but — miraculously...

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A Simple Ask for Young People Trying to Make the World a Better Place

By on Jan 15, 2014 in Something Unselfish for a Change | 2 comments

It is January 15 and I just remembered I have a blog: Mainly because my daughter belongs to a school club that is trying to make a small difference in a vast, cruel world. They are volunteers on the 9th International Youth Media Summit, which brings together kids from war torn nations to learn how to use the media while they tell their stories on video. The young...

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Fresh and Easy Holiday

Fresh and Easy Holiday

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Food and Drink | 2 comments

Why is this December different from the 15 previous holiday seasons I’ve experienced as a stay-at-home working mom? This year, I actually have a client with ongoing needs and guaranteed pay. And I could probably give them 60 hours a week if I didn’t have all those piddly household chores, pets, family… and the holidays getting in my way. Of course,...

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Ten Years

Ten Years

By on Dec 7, 2013 in Blather, Original Blogsta | 5 comments

December 7, 2003 was a cold, wet, dreary day — much like this one. I know that because while my husband and daughter were occupied with other things, I decided to follow the lead of my online friend, author Andrea Buchanan, who at that time ran a website for moms in Philadelphia. Andi was the first person I knew who had set up one of these new-fangled things...

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Cautiously Optimistic

Cautiously Optimistic

By on Nov 18, 2013 in Blather | 2 comments

I finally had that appointment with my doctor last week. And the news was good: That thing on my ovary appears to be just another fibroid. We will continue to monitor it, but for now, no surgery or other treatment is required. Can I hear a “whew?” Thankfully, I did not spend a great deal of time worrying about it. I have had too much to do cleaning up...

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