The Magic of Good Weekends and Good Friends

May 4, 2014

We spent this weekend at my parent’s beach house with my best friend and our families.  And the magic of my best friend, and all best friends, is just how easy it is.  Our husbands get along, (thank goodness) and our children simply adore each other.  The weekend was a blast, so much so that […]

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Family Photos

October 29, 2013

I promise to shut up soon about the photo shoot we had with Stephanie Dulli.  One thing you may know about me is I HATE pictures of me.  Pretty much all pictures of me.  I don’t think I have one picture of me when I was pregnant because I refused all of them.  I don’t […]

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On Double Dates and Good Friends

September 29, 2013

The past two weekends in a row we have had the luxury of good old-fashioned double date nights.  Two weekends ago we went out with my best friend and her husband, and the weekend that just passed we went out with Doug’s oldest friend from college and his wife.  As we were driving away from […]

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The Old and The New

June 24, 2013

On Saturday we spent the day at the pool with one of Michael’s new friends and his family. The family just moved to the area last year and Michael and the boy quickly became inseparable. We really enjoy his parents and a quick afternoon at the pool became 5 hours sitting around a table laughing, […]

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Fake Family

June 17, 2013

Many years ago I first heard someone use the term “fake family” to describe the people who are more than friends, but are not family.  The people who you are raising your children to call “Aunt and Uncle” and are not REALLY related.  The people who say they love your kids just like you love […]

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You Get By With A Little Help From Your Friends

May 6, 2013

The morning of Listen To Your Mother DC, I was such a mess, I couldn’t even dress myself. I call this one, please tuck my shirt in for me, because I never learned how to do it myself. And this one is called, thanks goodness Lara brought the vodka shots, because there is no way […]

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Measure Of Love: An Interview With Melissa Ford

May 5, 2013

One of the best things about living, and blogging, in the DC area is all the amazing other writers who live here that I have gotten to know.  One of those writers is Melissa Ford.  Melissa not only writes an award winner blog, she is also a published author.  I interviewed her when her first […]

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April 29, 2013

Michael said to me last week “Mom, you aren’t afraid of ANYTHING.”  And I said “Michael, you have NO IDEA.  I’m scared of lots of things  Next week, I have to stand on a stage in front of 300 people and read something I wrote.  And hope they don’t hate it.  I’m not just scared […]

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April 23, 2013

Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Social Media Ambassador.  I was not paid for this post.  What this means is that from time to time Nintendo sends me products, and this time, I got to throw a fun party, for free.  They did not ask for, or even request, this post.  All opinions expressed are my […]

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This Is Why You Should Be Gchatting With Me

April 18, 2013

I love Gchat.  I know, everyone else loves Facebook chat, be since I scorn all things Facebook, this is an actual gchat I was having a few nights ago with my friend Kim.  I’m HILARIOUS on gchat. Kim: I entered a contest to go to Charleston, SC and visit a tea plantation owned by Bigelow. […]

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