Concussions “R” Us

Bundling up one’s newborn for that first momentous ride home from the hospital is an experience like none other. With each of our three children, I remember thinking they looked impossibly fragile and the carseats far too enormous for their tiny bodies. Above all, my husband and I (especially with our eldest child) felt incredibly…
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Martha’s Merry Magic

It’s that time of year when people like me–that is, humans who were born lacking the craftiness to create objects over which others coo, or who last operated a sewing machine in Mrs. Noel’s eighth grade home economics class, or haven’t yet figured out the trick that makes lavender tissue paper jut adorably from polka-dotted…
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One Night In Louisville

It’s likely that most people who are privileged enough to take vacations from their daily routines enjoy lengthier and more relaxing get-aways than my husband and I typically do. Consider last weekend, for instance. During a 41-hour stretch, we spent more than 24 hours driving–12+ hours each way from Worthington to Louisville, Ky. That’s 1,602…
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Sweatin’ With Adele

When the world and its troubles swirl around you, sometimes it’s good to have a reliable way to clear your head. No, I’m not talking about bottles of red wine with convenient screw-top caps, although there can be a time and place for those, too. One method I’ve found useful is a regular exercise plan,…
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Post-Halloween Potpourri

It should have been obvious that yesterday was Halloween. No, it wasn’t the plethora of fun-sized candy, the store clerks dressed in zombie costumes, the doorbell-ringing trick-or-treaters nor the jolly lit jack-0-lanterns that gave it away. Instead, my clue that this quintessential fall holiday had arrived came with the first Christmas catalog being deposited in…
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