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Waiting For Morning

Over the course of my life, interactions with the alarm clock on my bedside table looked like this: 6:30am 6:39am 6:48am 6:57am 7:06am Wait, what? 7:06am!   AAAAAAAHHHHHH! My college roommate nicknamed me the Snooze Queen. I remember wondering as a tired mother of preschoolers if I’d be happy when my kids were teenagers who wanted […]

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Take the Long Way or Pay the Toll?

Toll roads are cropping up all over central Texas.  I love ’em and I hate ’em.They are fast and free of traffic jams  – I love that!But they charge a fee and the rates keep going up – I hate that!This is how it usually ends up. I get ready in the morning with every […]

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4 Goals for Summer

I’m one of those moms who loves summer and getting to see my boys more often. I enjoy not having to wake up early to get them to school. I won’t miss keeping up with their lunch accounts and missing assignments. I really like having them around. At the same time, summer brings with it […]

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Fake it ’til You Become Her

I woke up with itchy eyes and a stuffy nose, feeling sluggish from the antihistamine I took the night before.  This is what I get for living in the allergy capital of the world. We don’t have seasonal allergies in Austin we have allergies in every season.   I’ve learned to apply certain countermeasures.  When […]

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I Don’t Want To

  I’ve never been a morning person. My roommate in college called me the Snooze Queen. But when life took a downward turn, I didn’t just hit the snooze button.  I turned the alarm off altogether. I didn’t want to get up. Getting out of bed felt like moving the Titanic. Sliding out from under […]

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