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Seeking A Friend For The Scary Times

When I was in elementary school, we lived in Kingston, Jamaica. We moved back to the United States shortly after my dad was attacked in our garage on the way to work one morning by two men – one wielding a heavy metal pipe and the other a machete. In that impoverished country, it’s pretty…

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Safety First, Baby! {Giveaway}

Read on for a chance to win a $75 home/baby-proofing kit from Safety 1st and Healthy Families! I think I’ve turned into a bit of a preparedness nerd… not a doomsday prepper by any means, but prone to doing things like stocking emergency kits and asking for second floor fire escape ladders for our playroom…

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Pedicures & Parenting Moments

The nine year old is always after me to paint her nails. That moment, where she asks me to do that with her, is going to pass all too soon. We rush and rush through life, with me the consummate mom rushing her, like so: “Well, yes, we can paint your nails. But first, please…

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A Safe Spot in the Outdoors

In early 2012, I was fortunate through some of life’s unusual circumstances to meet Ed Cooley, a nationally-renowned photographer living in Rogers, Arkansas. His stunning, more vivid than life photography is displayed at his own White River Gallery in historic downtown Rogers and is also currently exhibited at Tavola Trattoria in Bentonville. Ed and I…

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A Picture-Perfect Valentine’s Day

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day: Walgreens has won my heart. Well, along with these two: There is a Walgreens located approximately 14 blocks from my house at the corner of Happy and Healthy (which happens to coincide with Walnut and Dixieland), and you have no idea how relieved I was when this became reality.…

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The Boston (Mountain) Tea Party

On girls’ weekends, taking tea and soaking up the good things in life. I love reading references to the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as one of, if not the pivotal event that paved the way for the American Revolution. For a group to storm a ship in Boston Harbor and throw tea overboard as…