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Bonding with Rice

Bonding with Rice

There are some things about past jobs that have really stuck with me.  In some cases, it has been a co-worker who has intentionally tried to make things difficult for me.  Other times, it has been a challenging project that has pushed me to ...
Positively SHREKtacular

Positively SHREKtacular

Most adults are familiar with the concept of word-of-mouth marketing… You, know… Have a good experience with a product/restaurant and you’ll tell one person. Have a bad experience and you’ll tell 10.  In 2003, I star ...
Who Inspires You?

Who Inspires You?

Although my husband was considered an army brat, I had only moved once in my childhood  then again into an apartment after college. There was never a time when I was far from home and family – I went to college just blocks from the hi ...
Toothpaste on the Mirror

Toothpaste on the Mirror

It’s a rite of passage… toothpaste on the mirror.  Not a gob or even fingerprints.  I’m talking full-on toothpaste graffiti.  Across the mirror. And now my kids are among the adults and children initiated into this select ...
Dragon Trainer at your Service

Dragon Trainer at your Service

When we lived in Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to participate in advanced screenings of movies.  I always loved it and it’s one thing that I miss about living here in Iowa.  It was a time before we had kids and we frequently saw ...
Winners – Bisquick, Spirited and Corked

Winners – Bisquick, Spirited and Corked

I’ve had a few contests close recently… so it’s probably a good idea to post the winners, right? Although the Bisquick giveaway netted several entries, I was surprised that both the book contests had very low entry numbers ...
Let the Tooth Be Told

Let the Tooth Be Told

Shortly after Miss M was born, we relocated from Palmdale to Arcadia, California.  A few years later, we decided to move back to Iowa where we could raise the girls around family.  It was always one thing or another that made things chaotic ...
The Lazy Way to Share

The Lazy Way to Share

When Miss M was born in 2003, we were simultaneously thrilled and relieved following many years of fertility treatments and a high risk pregnancy. So each day for the first year of her life, I either photographed her or videotaped her (or c ...
Magic Marker on my Computer

Magic Marker on my Computer

Despite enjoying to write, I’m actually a math geek by trade. Accountant to be specific. So my brain enjoys things relating to numbers – math in general, spreadsheets like Excel, money, calculations and puzzles. When I was a kid ...
Finding Inner Peace

Finding Inner Peace

I have a Guardian Angel. It’s true. I’d call myself “crazy” except there was a witness. It was back in 1994 when I met her. A blustery snow storm in South Carolina on my way back to Florida after a visit with my mom. ...