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30 Things You Should Know Before 30

1.  How to have a really good time by yourself.  If you’re given an afternoon of solitude, knowing how to fill it with things that bring you joy is important.  Whether it’s hiking, reading a good book, a bubble bath, … Continue reading

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Putting a Name to the Changes

Since we moved back home, Cujo and I have been staying with my grandmother.  Grandma’s 90, and we moved back partly because she’s getting older, frailer, and we wanted to be able to spend more time with her.  I had … Continue reading

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September Intentions

Time seems to slip by faster and faster, and I’m beginning to sweat with some of the deadlines I have coming up.  I want to slow down, and take the time to set a few goals for this month.  I … Continue reading

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How Cujo Rocked the Romance Writer’s Meeting

Last night, my husband proved he is a brave man.  Since we moved to the middle of nowhere, I have been meaning to find a local chapter of the Romance Writer’s of America.  I was hoping to find a chapter … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Church and Chick-Fil-A

My grandmother is 90 and still plays as substitute organist for her church.  Cujo and I went with her yesterday to support her.  During the joys and concerns section of the service, which is about as depressing as a funeral, … Continue reading

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Play Like You Mean It

Job shadowing a pediatric physical therapist has given me a new perspective on play.  When children play, they are learning vital skills that will serve them later in life:  motor control, strength, social skills, etc.  Watching a child play, however, … Continue reading

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Does Jigsaw Learning Method Work?

There’s a hip teaching strategy called jigsaw learning that has apparently taken over the community college where I’m enrolled for prerequisites.  In jigsaw learning, you are assigned to different groups, and each group is assigned part of a subject to … Continue reading

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Five Reasons I’m Glad I’m Not Famous

In light of the Kristen Stewart scandal, and the fantastic article that Jodi Foster wrote in her defense, I have been thinking about my current levels of fame (not really any at all), and why I hope that I never … Continue reading

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Accepting Children As They Are, Not As We’d Like Them To Be

I’m reading a book called Everyday Blessings:  The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn.  I may post more on it later, but one chapter really struck me, and I couldn’t wait to discuss it. The book opens … Continue reading

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How Do I Do It All?

My husband makes fun of me, because my catch phrase is:  I have so much to do today.  I don’t even think before I say it; the words pop out while I am mentally listing a to-do list that includes … Continue reading

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