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

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April Was the Cruelest Month

April Was the Cruelest Month

By on May 8, 2014 in Blather | 2 comments

It’s bad enough that the Ides of April coincides with Tax Day – but this year, we had the extra expense of a large auto repair bill (thanks, Volvo)… and some last-minute travel. Megan got in to seven out of the ten colleges and universities she applied to. That was the good news. The bad news is that the three campuses that rejected her were all in...

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The Re-Balancing Act

The Re-Balancing Act

By on Mar 26, 2014 in Blather | 0 comments

I have always written. I have an autograph book from childhood. Fifty years ago, my second-grade teacher wrote that she looked forward to seeing my plays on Broadway some day. I did not become a playwright, but longtime friends know that in a previous life, I was an aspiring sitcom writer. Back then, I worked as a production assistant.  TV production, in the words...

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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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A Tale of Two Facebook Accounts

By on Nov 8, 2013 in Blather | 3 comments

One of the tasks I’m doing for my new business client is managing their social media. This is a piece of cake, since I’ve been active on Facebook, Twitter, et al for years — especially for the MOMocrats. And there’s my dilemma. Partisan politics has no place when conducting business. And while I have a right to express my political views (and...

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NoBloPo Huh?

By on Nov 4, 2013 in Blather | 0 comments

It has been a long time since I participated in one of the November writing challenges like NaNoWriMo and NoBloPoMo. The one time I attempted the novel writing challenge, the resulting manuscript was such a pile of dreck that continuing on to another draft seemed absolutely pointless. And I think it is silly to join the daily blog posting activity because posting...

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