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The end of the spring semester & what’s ahead

May 5, 2014

Well, we did it — we’ve made it through Spring 2014. After an endless winter that left everyone exhausted, another college semester is about to end. Yay! I love this […]

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How to choose a college: tips from a mom & daughter

March 11, 2014

If you want to know how to choose a college, maybe my daughter and I can help. BOTH of us are here to share what we went through to find […]

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‘Gravity,’ Sandra Bullock, fear & getting what you want

March 4, 2014

Sandra Bullock knows about fear. She’s had to deal with a cheating husband, divorce, single motherhood, aging,¬†adoption. I’m not sure how losing out on the 2014 Oscar for Best Actress […]

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Gluten-free pasta-making class — photos & review

January 22, 2014

Now that gluten-free goodies are a booming multi-billion dollar industry, it’s no longer hard to find decent, wheat-free boxes of pasta at the supermarket. Even more exciting — it’s also […]

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A new mantra for 2014

December 31, 2013

As a single working mom on a budget, I’m not usually big on spending even a few bucks on greeting cards that recipients look at for two seconds and then […]

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Don’t be a perfectionist: 5 steps to recovery

December 22, 2013

I just rewrote my book manuscript for the third time — and it was total agony. The final, two-day push was a marathon effort involving very little sleep, six slices […]

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Growing up as a mommy

June 25, 2013

The past week has been a tornado of teen activity in our house and I wouldn’t have missed it for anything in the world! My daughter Gabi took us through […]

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