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Messy today, empty tomorrow

Today my house is messy and happy. We just returned from vacation, so there are suitcases everywhere, mounds of laundry, mail spilling off the entry table. Plus the packing activities of my youngest son, who leaves for his second year of college tomorrow morning. And my oldest, who leaves tonight with his bride. My daughter was here for a few weeks, but she left nearly a month ago. Our house reflects a summer of coming and going, living in the moment, not concerning myself with clutter. But … [Read More...]

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Have YouTube don’t need Mom

Say you're a teenage boy. There's a girl you have a crush on, and you want to ask her to the school dance. But you can't begin to tell anyone or get tips on how to act calm when you're nervous.  Least of all, you can't discuss it with your mom. She … [Read More...]

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Communicating with your college student

When my eldest child left for college, he chose not to call, text or email us for three weeks. This was his way of separating, but I didn't like it. My daughter, on the other hand, follows the more typical college student practice of phoning me on … [Read More...]

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Yoga for TMJ: does it work?

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, or jaw pain and stiffness associated with stress, clenching and grinding the teeth -- often while asleep. Over ten million US adults suffer TMJ symptoms, with women experiencing it at twice the rate of men: … [Read More...]

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Two weeks, two graduations, what’s next for me?

Last month we celebrated. First was college graduation for my eldest on the East Coast, then back home for the last rites of high school with my youngest. There were so many parties and official events that I powered through by focusing on logistics. … [Read More...]

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How to score tennis in Spanish, German and French

The clay court season is well under way, and tennis professionals are playing on courts accross Europe -- all culminating in the French Open at Roland Garros, May 26 - June 9, 2013. The men just left Monte Carlo and are in Spain now, and the women … [Read More...]

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Soulcycle brands spinning and spirituality

Having heard about Soulcycle, a cult-phenomenon among NYC spinners, I tried out one of their classes during a recent trip. Soulcycle's spin on spinning is to add dumbbells and dance moves to stationary biking. It operates back-to-back 45-minute … [Read More...]

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My life is good; so why am I feeling bad?

Have you ever had one of those days? Maybe not a day worthy of posting to the FML website, but one that reminds you of the children's book, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Monday was like that for me. By the time the day … [Read More...]