Why My Children Didn’t Have Jobs in High School

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  When I was in high school, I worked at Ralph's grocery store in what was then known as the "appetizing department," but now is simply the deli. I sliced meat, made sandwiches, refilled tubs of potato salad, cleaned the fry machine - it was hard work. I worked alongside middle-aged men, unambitious young women and other teenage girls. I wore an orange polyester uniform … [Read more...]

Selling Our Home of 24 Years – Part One

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I know this place. For twenty-four years we've lived here. I arrived, almost thirty years old with my one year old baby girl in my arms. I had fought moving to this suburban community for two years, but my husband was right - it was the perfect place to raise a family. So that's what we did. We bought our starter home. We raised our family. Twenty-four years later, we're … [Read more...]

Adventures in Blogging – That Time I Went Viral

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Going viral is the brass ring of blogging. For most bloggers, it's nearly impossible to go viral just from publishing on our own blogs - we need to be on a much bigger site than our little corners of the internet. For personal and parenting bloggers,there are sites like Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project, the New York Times Motherlode, and the biggest blog site of all, the … [Read more...]

Albertini Skin Care for Midlife Women

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The first BAM Conference was March 6-7 in Nashville. I was part of the team that brought this first blogging conference for midlife women to nearly 100 attendees. It was very exciting for us, and we're looking forward to our BAM conference in 2016. One of our sponsors was Albertini International, a skincare brand that focuses on women who are 45+. They gave every attendee … [Read more...]