Collecting Dust

Collections.  Almost everyone has one, whether they intend the collecting of like objects to be a hobby, a passion, or just a mild form of OCD.  I think that the collections a person keeps tell you a lot about them, about what’s important to them. Beer can collection?  You probably love a cold brew, maybe […]

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Dirty Little Secrets

There is something I’ve been hiding from everyone for months now, and I realized this past week that it’s not something I can hide for very much longer. It’s my feet. Warm weather always arrives abruptly in California, catching us all by surprise sometime in March.  Not that I am complaining about this!  We have […]

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Free Range Kids

Remember when you were a kid how liberating it felt to go out on your own?  Just you and your friends, or maybe you alone on a bike ride……leaving parents and home behind, feeling independent, grown-up, and even a little daring?  I can vividly remember that feeling, but I often wonder if my own kids […]

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One Giant Step

They wander in at the appointed time, starry-eyed and proud, holding hands nervously and waiting for their names to be called.  Young lovers, waiting for the Justice of the Peace?  Young couple waiting for pregnancy test results?  Not even close…..no, these are the Future Mothers of Kindergartners or the Moms Formerly Known as the Preschool […]

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For Better, For Worse

I got to thinking last week that if I were thrown back into the dating pool at this age, I would most likely just have to become a nun.  Do people do that in their 40’s?  Don’t get me wrong, I love my hubby and have about the same chance of getting a divorce that […]

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What next?

Part of being at this stage of my life involves looking back: a childhood that went way too fast, my young adult life that seems like a distant memory, kids who changed my world but themselves changed too quickly.  Part of being at this stage of my life also involves looking forward: sending our oldest […]

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Fountain of Youth?

As I have settled into my forties, I am finding that a simple trip to Target to replace any makeup item or face cream isn’t so simple anymore.  Throw in the body lotions and sunscreens and I can spend the better part of a morning making decisions! My face is a mess anyway….I have been […]

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