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In defense of the so-called ‘oversensitive’ among us

June 14, 2015 You know, my whole life, I’ve been told I’m too sensitive. Hmm. I guess it’s possible. more »»

Memorial Day may be over, but remember every day

May 30, 2015 You know, I was all set to prattle on and on this morning about the Cleveland Cavalier. more »»

Where’s that ray gun to zap your mistakes away?

May 24, 2015 In the breaking news department this morning, this just in: I’m a dork. No, it’s not a genetic mutation — apparently I’ve got one of those, too, but that’s a story for a different day. more »»

When the lights go out, count blessings not bugs

May 17, 2015 April showers bring May cowers. more »»

Motherhood is full of tumbles, balancing and back flips

May 10, 2015 You know, motherhood is a lot like gymnastic. more »»

Happy to have an attitude of gratitude

May 3, 2015 We all know her. At least one someone who always seems to be upbeat, perpetually happy, finds the silver lining in the storm cloud. She’s a regular, old ball of sunshin. more »»

A word salad that didn’t lead to actual salad

April 26, 2015 Sometimes, even a words girl gets misinterpreted. Hmpf. more »»

Sometimes a bad day can last 168 hours

April 19, 2015 It’s hardly any secret that “Some days are better than others.” In fact, if memory serves, that was the main advertising slogan for the Michelob brand of beer for quite a few years. more »»

Vacation full of ups and downs for Kimerer family

April 12, 2015 Sometimes, spring break is more of a compound fracture. more »»

Reflecting on important life lessons this Easter

April 5, 2015 I miss Andy Rooney. Wild eyebrows and occasionally controversial barbs not withstanding, that dude really had his stuff together. He was, as my pop likes to say, a “master of the English language. more »»

Palm Sunday really the ultimate love story

March 29, 2015 In the Valley, in the country and in essence, the world over, we Christians acknowledge today as one of significance: It is what we refer to as Palm (sometimes called Passion) Sunda. more »»

Swim team solidarity and other hair-raising tales

March 22, 2015 The thing about hair is, it’s only an issue when there’s, like, an issue. For instance, I always took my son’s awesome hair for granted because, you know, it’s hair and — he’s a boy, after all. more »»

When you need an answer, look for the signs

March 15, 2015 You know the adage, “If everyone around you is an idiot, guess who’s the jerk?” There are many variations but you get the gist. more »»

He likes me, I like him not: Stay away from scammers

March 8, 2015 He likes me. Like, a lot. So much so, in fact, that he’s called me about 28 times in the last four weeks. more »»

Waiting out these last chilly days of winter

March 1, 2015 Ah, March. Who doesn’t love the notion of longer days, warmer temps and the general frivolity and revelry associated with both St. more »»

Marking a milestone and hoping for more

February 22, 2015 So, today is the birthday of my niece, Alexis Lynne. She is 24 years old, officially. I met her when she was three; the diminutively adorable toddler niece of my then-boyfriend Kerry. She was .. more »»

‘Shrek’ holds some key lessons, no matter your age

February 15, 2015 Everything you need to know, you actually learned before kindergarten. Perhaps you just forgot. Allow me to backtrack. Lately I’ve been nostalgic for Kyle’s early childhood. more »»

There’s plenty to celebrate, even in February

February 8, 2015 The thing about February is, well, at least it’s short. more »»

Sometimes life should come with warning signs

February 1, 2015 You know, I was joking with my friend Cori about how some days you’re just feeling so crummy you want to hang a disclaimer around your nec. more »»

O Christmas tree ... it’s time to come down

January 25, 2015 Here we are, one month out. Can you believe it? In some ways, Christmas seems like a faint, distant memory. more »»



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