Monthly Archives: June 2010

On Secure Women – and becoming one

I have often thought that keeping my self esteem in check was essential for keeping my friends. In other words, no one likes someone who likes themselves. At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself on some level.  And to be … Continue reading

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One more reason you shouldn’t talk shit about your husband to your mother-in-law.

I’ve often said that it’s just common sense that you do not, under any circumstances, talk crap about your husband to your mother-in-law. I don’t care how wrong you think he was or how well the two of you get … Continue reading

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600 Hot Dogs And 1 Slice of Humble Pie

Hebrew National’s portable kitchen On Sunday, I helped give away 600 hot dogs and got my first look at the homeless population of Orlando, Florida.  I wasn’t expecting either. After living in Central Florida for three years, Jared and I … Continue reading

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My Before and “After” Pictures. Really.

I told you there were before pictures. Last Saturday was the very last day of my 12 week challenge.  Jared and I woke up early and I did my very last cardio workout (not, like, forever – but for this … Continue reading

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Remember those shoes you didn’t buy that now match everything you own? It’s like that.

I still remember them. They were the perfect shade of gray, exactly what I’d been dreaming about for months.  The slouch at the ankle was perfect; the heel height was sexy but comfortable.  I started at them through the window … Continue reading

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You Should Only Read This If You Live in Central Florida. (Sorry.)

Orlando Picnic This blog has provided me with some really cool opportunities. This? Is one of the best so far. Hebrew National and The Motherhood have asked me to co-host one of their “Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnics” right here in Central Florida. … Continue reading

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When your kids are old enough to want you gone.

This is the third year in a row that I’ve shipped my two children off to their grandparents for part of their summer vacation.  Although this will be their longest trip yet, it will probably be the easiest.  On them. … Continue reading

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My family remembers the Puppy Monster.

“There are times when the whole world should stop and know that something awful has happened. There are times when the rest of the world, for even just a moment, should not be allowed to laugh or to smile or … Continue reading

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The littlest hard parts

If you ask the grown ups what’s new, what they’ve been up to, the answer is usually some version of “not much” or “same ol’, same ol’”. You don’t even have to ask the kids. All you have to do … Continue reading

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Today, Tomorrow and The Next Day

Today:   It’s been 41 days since Jared and I quit smoking with the help of Chantix.  I had to give up the “little blue magic pills”, as Jared calls them, after about a week of not smoking because I … Continue reading

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