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Slices of Life….Hot mama versus cool daddy

December 14, 2013 in Pine Journal

I am a hot mama although not in the way you might be thinking. I am hot, but I’m not referring to a trendy or hip sort of fashion, which, ironically, might also be thought of as cool. I am hot as in Hades hot. Temperature hot. My husband is not. (Hot in a temperature sort of way, that is.)
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Slices of Life…Pillow talk

November 29, 2013 in Pine Journal

It’s human nature. We want what we don’t have. It’s a condition that often follows us through life.
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Slices of Life…Living in the moment

November 2, 2013 in Pine Journal

“You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.”
These wise words came out of the mouth of my 16-year-old son; surprisingly, he wasn’t referring to a Snicker’s bar. Continue Reading

Slices of Life…Picture day

October 26, 2013 in Pine Journal

It was picture day at school today. We nearly missed the annual event. This is because the child who was scheduled to have his portrait taken is a boy who sees little importance in remembering something as insignificant as picture day.
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Slices of Life…Coming clean

October 19, 2013 in Pine Journal

Last weekend I came out of the closet with an armload that included an old Christmas sweater, two pairs of mom jeans and a maternity top from 1997.
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Slices of Life…A case of the blurts

October 12, 2013 in Pine Journal

My youngest son came home from school last Tuesday acting a little less animated than his typical mid-week, hyper-energetic, 11-year-old self. When I inquired whether he’d had a good day, he paused (which is unusual) and said, “Not really. I guess had a couple of blurts.”
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Slices of Life…Helping with homework

September 28, 2013 in Pine Journal

I am every parent. Or most parents. Or at least one of the parents who live in my house which is one of two, or one-half, or 50 percent, but who’s counting?
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Slices of Life…Out with the old, in with the new

September 21, 2013 in Pine Journal

This week I said goodbye to an old friend and our parting was bittersweet. We’d spent nearly every day together for more than seven years. Lately, however, he just hadn’t been reliable. Continue Reading

Slices of Life…Remember when…

September 14, 2013 in Pine Journal

There are certain dates that stick in our memories. September 11, 2001, is one for most of us. This week, we relived that moment in time, as people tend to do on anniversary dates both celebratory and somber.
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Slices of Life…A slippery path

September 7, 2013 in Pine Journal

Many people have expressed strong opinions about the subject, and about Miley Cyrus. There’s just one catch. I believe most of us are focusing on the wrong issue.
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