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Birds Have It Easy

There we were. Alone at last. Just the two of us: my husband behind the wheel, me in the passenger seat. We had just dropped off our daughter at camp and were ready to embark on the three-hour drive home. … Continue reading

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A Holiday Tradition Stands Firm: No Green Jell-O Salad

In families throughout the world, the holidays are dictated by annual traditions like pushing down fellow customers in a big box store in an attempt to grab the latest “Scratch Me Santa,” pouring rum in the eggnog punch to see … Continue reading

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I Am Still Here: A Life-Changing Mantra

The thing I remember most from that day four weeks ago is the sound of my daughter crying on the phone as I informed her from the side of the freeway that both her father and I had been in … Continue reading

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A Walking Cast, a Stripper Pole, and an Elephant Encounter

I don’t know what happened. At some point between midnight on a Monday and six o’clock in the morning on a Tuesday, one of my ankle tendons decided to let me know that it was the boss of my life, … Continue reading

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How One Teenager Turned his Parents into Rhinoceroses

Seventeen years ago I gave birth to a tiny baby that eventually grew into a picky toddler that ate virtually nothing in order to survive. “Is it possible to stay alive for longer than twelve hours after eating just one … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Stupid Bikini

Sixty-five years ago this week, a French inventor apparently obsessed with being able to view a woman’s navel at the beach, decided to create a tiny swimsuit named after an island in the Pacific. Louis Réard, a car engineer by … Continue reading

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Oh Say Can You See … Oh Shoot … What Were Those Words Again?

The Super Bowl is known for producing sparkly rings, creative ads, and a glitzy halftime show. But during last Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV in Texas, Christina Aguilera, American pop singer icon, produced a Super Bowl memorable moment when she accidentally … Continue reading

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