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Kids Need Theatre (and grown-ups do too)

It was not my intention, but somehow my younger daughter has missed out on live theatre. Her big sis has seen The Lion King, Wicked, Peter and the Starcatcher… Nick Jr LIVE… She’s quite the cultured 4th grader. But I had never taken my kindergartener to anything because I am a terrible parent. This weekend I redeemed myself. Our family…

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I’m ready to talk about Barbie now

In 1978, or maybe it was ’79, I became the proud owner of a real Barbie doll. My Pretty Changes Barbie wore a fabulous, yellow satin jumpsuit and included accessories that allowed me to change her look. I could change her hair as well; she came with wigs. She was my prized possession. I was 3 or 4 and had…

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The Lunch Doctor is ‘IN’

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and witty comments are mine alone. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias My older daughter is a classic Charlie Brown: she worries and over-analyzes. She, like Charlie Brown, has a circle of close friends despite her desire to be an…

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I’m just gonna make this quick

It’s the second Monday in November and holy crap. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to the end of this month. My house is a busy one for the next few weeks and yet I decided to write a novel. A NOVEL. Dude. We barely made it to the bus on time this morning. I almost sent my…

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Halloween Didn’t Used to Be Scary

The first Halloween costume I ever remember wearing was a plastic Yogi Bear mask. It was 1978 and I’m pretty sure I went trick-or-treating with my aunt Jen. We are close in age so in our younger years we trick-or-treated together in Montevideo, Minnesota. I don’t remember anything else about that Halloween. I was three and a half so I guess nothing…

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