Category Archives: family

In Celebration of… Appetites

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”  – Erma Bombeck Lo and Behold, in the blink of an eye, the holidays are upon us once again.  … Continue reading

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There Are Reasons I Don’t Care

I don’t pay much attention to celebrity gossip.  I’m pretty clueless as to who’s married to who, who’s divorcing who, who’s in rehab, who’s in trouble with the law… mostly because for the large part, I just don’t care. Big life … Continue reading

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Time to Find Some Calvins

We recently got the news at my workplace that we are welcome to wear jeans most days if we so choose. I’m betting that many of you just said “oooh, lucky!”    Yes, I feel fortunate to have the flexibility and atmosphere … Continue reading

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Identification by Affiliation

It is somewhat amazing that not all of us Real Women are officially diagnosed with multiple personality disorders. As soon as we reach adulthood, we start accumulating roles and responsibilities and associations. Over time, we no longer become known as just … Continue reading

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Not So Glossy

Six years ago I started this blog after browsing a magazine rack in search of something entertaining to read while traveling.  At the time, I was struck by how none of the magazines related to me, or to the other … Continue reading

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Pretty as a Picture?

It’s been one of those minor “social should do’s” that I’ve been putting off: updating my Facebook profile photo.  I’m one of those people who throws some kind of picture in there then forgets about it for months.  On the … Continue reading

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Wash warm, Tumble low

“These aren’t my socks.” “Wait. Are these my shorts?” “Mo-o-o-m, this is Dad’s underwear.” “Think this stain will come out?” “How long as this stuff been sitting wet in the washer?” Ah, yes, the joys of laundry.  It is a … Continue reading

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