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And that’s where baby corn comes from.

I wish you could come over for dinner sometime and see with your own eyes the kind of mayhem that exists around my kitchen table every night. Just last evening alone, I witnessed: 1.) The Gatekeeper (husband) pleading with the … Continue reading

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“Oh my GOD. What’s that smell?!!”

Driving 12+ hours in a minivan with three kids is never easy, even in the best of conditions. Now factor in Thanksgiving traffic, heavy winds, rain, bad windshield wipers, and the horrifyingly treacherous mountain freeways of West Virginia? We’re lucky … Continue reading

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The Race, The Chase, and The Sacred Embrace

Last weekend my 8 year old daughter and I ran her first 5K race together with her Girls on the Run team. Words alone could never do this experience justice. I think the best way to share the highlights of … Continue reading

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She’s number one!

Tomorrow is the big day my 8 year old daughter Mini-Me and I will run our first 5K race together. {GULP!} I’m proud to say I think we’re both ready… ready as we’ll ever be. I just completed my Couch … Continue reading

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So now, I run.

“You’re fisting!” she snapped. “Well, YOU’RE leaving skid marks,” I snapped back. “Pick up your feet!” No, this is not boudoir dialogue. This is what it sounds like when my 8 year old daughter Mini-Me and I go running together. … Continue reading

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This craft fair didn’t suck.

Last weekend while running a few errands, Mini-Me and I serendipitously happened upon the most delightful outdoor craft fair! It was a spectacular autumn day here and Mini-Me had $8.00 burning a hole in her little pocketbook, so I opened … Continue reading

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