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Oct.28.2009
Last week I visited The Netherworld haunted houses in Atlanta.  In my entire life -- and we're talking 40 plus years, here -- I don’t recall ever going to a haunted house. And why not? Well, probably because I'm a big scaredy-cat. I don’t watch scary movies and I still look under my bed from time-...
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Oct.26.2009
For those of you who read my previous blog about "making the team," I'm reporting back. He made the team! Success is a wonderful feeling. My son set himself a goal, when he was 6, that he would be on the 8th grade school basketball team. Last Friday, he met that goal.  In order to be...
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Oct.23.2009
My son is trying out for the school basketball team. He's in the 8th grade, has played basketball for 7 years, off an on, for different leagues. He is nearly 6 feet tall, skinny as a rail, and the kid can play. I know, I'm his mother, but I really wouldn't encourage him as much as I do unless I...
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Oct.15.2009
My hometown
Just about a month ago, I went home. It had been several years since I visited my hometown of London, Ontario, Canada. More than 10 years ago, with four kids in tow, ranging in age from 2 to 13, we left family and friends behind and headed south. We've lived in the suburbs of Atlanta ever since....
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Oct.13.2009
I've decided that instead of writing what I know -- which is what we are told we must do -- I should write about what I don't know. I'm almost certain that what I don't know is far more intriguing than what I do know. For instance, I know that you can fit four kids, one Christmas tree, and a week's...
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Oct.08.2009
I've rescued 3 out of 4 of my children in their lifetime (so far). It was a sunny afternoon in August, the first time I saved a child of mine. My oldest son, who was 3 years-old at the time, decided to go for a dip in the deep end of a relative's pool. Although the boy had never taken a single...
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Oct.04.2009
Like most people, I've been through some changes at my job in the past year. Between the hundreds of layoffs and multiple company re-orgs over the past 11 months, employee morale is at an all-time low. Everyone is struggling to stay motivated, with the rumor mill churning out weekly reports of...
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Sep.14.2009
I was very close to my husband's mom. She passed away suddenly less than two weeks ago and I'm still in that foggy state of disbelief that she is gone. As my husband was named the executor, we were there (in Canada...we live in the U.S.) for about a week and so I was able to squeeze in a little...
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Sep.04.2009
 I live my life well, but not so well that it is not overshadowed by my own gnawing fear. What am I so fearful of, you ask? Where will I begin? The roots of my fear, my cowardice, are deep. The seeds of those fears planted so long ago, have been fed by my own hand, and they have been fed well....
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Aug.27.2009
I reconnected with a writer friend recently and asked her (in an e-mail) if she was on Facebook and she said, "I wish I had time for all of that, but I just don't. Blogging sounds like it'd be a good way to push book sales, but I just can't find the time. I have to get this book done."  I...
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Aug.26.2009
I've lost a lot of things in my life. Keys. Money. Bets. Boyfriends. And in those losses, I did one of two things: replaced the lost item or found a way to accept the loss and moved on. Well, recently I've discovered that I've lost my sense of humor. I can't seem to pinpoint the exact moment that I...
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Aug.25.2009
Last week my boss told me that I tend to over-explain things. She didn't say it QUITE like that, her exact words were, "Ok, you've told me 4 times now, 4 different ways. I get it. I'm pretty sharp, you know? You tend to explain and explain things, did you know that? I get it." Now, I'm...
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Aug.24.2009
As a writer, I am always searching for writing tips,  new ways to boost my motivation, or to quiet the nay-sayers that whisper inside my head when I sit down to write. I was reading a writer friend's blog yesterday and was reminded, once again, of the 5 Things You Need to Know (and do) if you want...
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Aug.21.2009
I did something yesterday that I swore that I would never do "in a million years." I joined a gym. Signed paperwork and the whole bit. I'm a full-fledged member now. Well, for this month, I am. As this is my first gym experience (ever!), I felt compelled to choose a facility that offered...
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