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Celebrity babies are born into a world of wealth and privilege. And in many cases, they’re going to need all the advantages they can get, just to make up for the crazy names their famous parents give them. Why do celebs tend to choose unusual names for their offspring? Theories vary, but it’s likely that […]

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Last week, I ordered 3 pairs of pants and a shirt from Old Navy — and I felt a bit guilty. I tend to wear the same few pairs of pants and the same shirts over and over, and I didn’t really need any new ones. Maybe I shouldn’t have felt so bad. I read […]

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Recently, I read this article about about skills your grandma had that we (ie, folks nowadays) don’t. I figured it would feature things like “talking face-to-face instead of electronically,” and yes, there’s a nod to that, but some of the other “skills” listed kind of surprised me. Number one was “cooking from scratch.” Maybe it’s […]

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Recently I was paging through a 1962 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, when I came across this little gem: ASK YOURSELF: Can I Be More Attractive? Every woman, single or married, wants to be attractive. But her personal charm depends even more on the attributes of her personality than on physical beauty. It is their […]

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An article has been making the online rounds, purporting to answer the question Why do Teenagers Rebel? It made me think about how to raise a teen who won’t rebel. I imagine moms of young kids reading this article, nodding eagerly as they think of their own family devotions and the way their kids skip […]

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Can You Walk Any Slower?

Recently, I attended a performance downtown with one of the girls. As we were making the obligatory trek to the car afterwards, my daughter was moving significantly faster than I was along the city sidewalks.  I enjoyed watching her leap ahead of me. Apparently, though, she wasn’t enjoying it as much as I was, because […]

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You don’t give piano lessons for as many years as I have without learning a few lessons yourself. When I first began teaching, I assumed all students would be pretty much like myself: dutifully practice their songs in each book each day, having them ready for lesson day. I was wrong. Sure, there are a […]

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Invisible

Invisible. Have you ever felt invisible? Throughout my life, I’ve had the distinct sensation of feeling that way more often than not. Being the person in the background — the one on the edge of the photo, if I’m in the photo at all. Not often asked what I think, not frequently sought out. Often […]

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Tuesday Musings

Ah, Tuesday. Morning has arrived, but there is no blog post draft to hit “publish” on. Dilemmas. So, although this is a little pretty lame, here are some things on my mind: It’s November, which automatically leads us to thinking about things we’re thankful for. Lately, I have been thankful beyond all reasonable expectation for […]

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“Disclosure: Information and incentive  provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark; all opinions my own.” Bullying. It’s the issue of our day, and it’s seemingly everywhere. To use an analogy, bullying is to 2013 what anorexia was to 1983. It seems no child is exempt: most kids can probably name at least one instance of being […]

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