Naming the new car

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I have been torn about what to name my new car. We are starting to bond, so finding a name is crucial.
The bonding is coming more slowly than it did …

Buying a new car

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I have a new car.
Believe it or not, that’s a pretty big deal in our family. Since the children, who are now in 35 and 38, were toddlers, I have …

Goallllll! Soccer scores with this fan

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World Cup soccer mania has hit my house.
Well, it has hit me, anyway. My husband hasn’t altered his daily routine and seems moderately interested in the sport that consumed so …

Toasting today’s young fathers

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Mothers, like everyone else on the planet, can be prone to bouts of self-doubt and insecurities. One thing we usually hold tight to is that we KNOW our children.
We don’t …

The art of busting boredom

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It wasn’t reverse psychology I was practicing back in the summer of 1988, but it was close.
I was working from home, and the assignments were pretty sparse, which was okay …

Let’s all eat cake!

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The week of my recent birthday, I got a special gift. My Nashville son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Kinsey, let me bring my 3-year-old grandson, King, home for a few …

Have you seen my sanity?

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I just had a birthday. Not a big one, meaning not one that ends in zero or five, but another year older nonetheless.
I usually let these in-between birthdays pass without …