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Please replace nozzle

Please replace nozzle

A mother’s work is never done. There is always a mess to clean, a boo boo to kiss, an errand to run, etc. The list of to-do’s grows longer every week and never gets completely accomplished. One afternoon, after a particularly hectic day at work, I picked up my son from school and was elated […]

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June 1, 2017 | By More
I think I’ve got it

I think I’ve got it

Warmer temperatures and clear skies always prompt a more adventurous spirit in most folks. One fine Saturday afternoon in May, my friend Crissy called me and asked if I wanted to go with her to test drive a car she was thinking about buying. I happily agreed. Along the way to the dealership she told […]

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May 1, 2017 | By More
Out in the Boonies

Out in the Boonies

Spring break is the perfect opportunity for short road trips and quick getaways. I try to always find time to take my son to do something fun on spring break even if just for a couple of days. It’s a small vacation before returning to the daily grind of second grade. This year a friend […]

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April 1, 2017 | By More
Change…and love is in the air

Change…and love is in the air

“If you don’t like the weather, wait another 30 minutes and it will change!” I don’t know who first said this, but it’s frequently spoken this time of year in Arkansas. The ever-changing weather likely accounts for the high number of people afflicted with allergies. I’m no exception. I’m prone to bouts of laryngitis and […]

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March 1, 2017 | By More
New Year, Old Me

New Year, Old Me

I’m an optimist. And as an optimist, I always look forward to having a clean slate, a do-over, a chance to begin again. All of these come once a year on January 1. I look forward to this date for weeks, pondering my resolutions, in search of the best “me.” This year was no different. […]

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February 1, 2017 | By More
Victory!

Victory!

Before we blink an eye, the Christmas season is upon us… Again. I myself am an avid lover of all things Christmas: the lights, the music, the food, and the merriment. I am not, however, as big a fan of Christmas shopping. The overall madness of the experience is just too much for me. Every […]

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December 1, 2016 | By More
Thoughtful and thankful

Thoughtful and thankful

Oh, November. The eleventh month. The month of pumpkins and leaves and bounty, thankfulness and togetherness. This time of year, most of us are entranced with the smell of pumpkin spice everything and the vibrant fall foliage. It is also the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy. Black Friday deals abound along with door busters […]

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November 1, 2016 | By More
A Public Service Announcement

A Public Service Announcement

October boasts some of the best weather Arkansas has to offer. The temperatures drop to a balmy 70 degrees and even lower in the crisp autumn evenings. The weekends are packed with football games, corn mazes, and drives through the countryside. One Saturday afternoon, I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to have a […]

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October 1, 2016 | By More
I like your toupee

I like your toupee

Birthdays are not always as fun as they were when we were young, just another year older, another year gone by. In my family, adult birthdays are usually celebrated with dining out at a restaurant chosen by the birthday girl or boy… I mean woman or man. It’s relatively low key but still fun to […]

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September 1, 2016 | By More
The Old Lady in the Mirror

The Old Lady in the Mirror

August… So many words spring to mind at just the mention of this month. For me, as the mother of a school-age child, it represents the start of the next school year (do you hear angels singing in the background? Just me?) It’s not that I don’t enjoy the slower pace of summer and the […]

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