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The Weekly Recap: R.I.P. Wonder Woman Mug

Sunday morning trip to Memphis Last weekend, May Lee and I took an impromptu trip to Memphis to buy a birthday present for my dad. It turned out to be a lovely little day trip. During the drive over, we listened to The Greatest Showman soundtrack, playing the song “The Other Side” over and over… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: R.I.P. Wonder Woman Mug

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The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

Who I Am as a School Parent This week as I was cleaning and going through a stack of papers, I came across May Lee’s final report card for the 1st time. I walked to the calendar hanging in the pantry (I still have paper calendars. I will defend this choice to the death) and… Continue reading The Weekly Recap: A Good Measure

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Backyard Camping

My child has been begging to go camping. I have hesitated to take her, given her complete and unholy terror of flying insects and intense aversion to outdoor bathrooms. Reaching a compromise, we planned a backyard campout for the Memorial Day weekend. The day of the campout began with much needed yard maintenance to prepare… Continue reading Backyard Camping

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The Magic of New Beginnings and Finish Lines

Last Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day, was race day. It was the graduation 5K for the 10 week Women Run Arkansas running and walking clinic, and this was my 3rdyear participating. My 1st year of the clinic, I participated in the beginner running group. I was just getting back into running after more than 5… Continue reading The Magic of New Beginnings and Finish Lines

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Girl Math = Vanity Sizing is Dumb

It strikes me, as I stare into my closet, that my wardrobe is one of those ridiculously complicated and impossible to solve word problems. It goes something like this:Q- Your closet contains 6 consecutive sizes of clothes. You begin training for a half marathon and drop a few pounds. The largest 3 sizes do not… Continue reading Girl Math = Vanity Sizing is Dumb