Author Archives: Gina

You Should Eat Cake

Yesterday was National Chocolate Cake Day. To be honest, I am more than happy to celebrate any National ____ Day when the ____ in question is delicious dessert. Thanks to Jude’s school calendar, I never have to miss out on … Continue reading

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National Hugging Day

Today is National Hugging Day. I know this because it’s listed on Jude’s school calendar next to a graphic of Snoopy hugging Woodstock. So it’s totally legit. I’m looking at you, National Chocolate Cake Day. I was reading an article earlier … Continue reading

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282 Steps

In an average day, I take about 4,000 steps. If I run on the elliptical machine or engage in a power-shop at the mall, it’s much higher, and on the lazier days, that number shrinks by at least a thousand. I know … Continue reading

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You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

It was two days after Christmas, and I was tired of baked ziti. I know. What sort of a person gets tired of baked ziti? But three days in a row of it, and I needed to get out of … Continue reading

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Elf-Shaming

I wasn’t going to be one of those “Elf on the Shelf” moms. It just seems wrong to let Jude believe I’d buy a doll for the express purpose of spying on him and reporting all of his misdeeds and … Continue reading

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This Time Last Year

The other day, I received an email from Amazon.com. I was sitting in a car dealership, waiting for a shuttle to take me to work while my car was being inspected/repaired. I get so much junk email from the various … Continue reading

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What Jude Said

I often find myself wanting to write posts about my son because he is the central focus of my life. I think about him almost every moment of the day, and he’s the person with whom I spend most of … Continue reading

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