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How to Talk to Your Kids About the Connecticut School Shooting.

I can’t even allow myself to think about this morning’s shooting in Connecticut for more than a few seconds at a time. Because this is my very worst fear — that something horrible will happen to my son and I will not be able to protect him — come to life on TV and through […]

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A Giveaway! (A Really Good One)


So maybe you don’t know this about me: I’m a bit of a new-agey hippie, and I’m into stuff like crystals and astrology and whatnot. Let’s just say that on my birthday I had my aura photographed, and leave it at that. That’s just one side of me, of course — the other is very […]

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How to Tell if You’re Really Buying Organic


I’m a huge fan of shopping at farmers’ markets for fresh, organic produce. I love having a connection to the farmers who grow the food I eat. Plus, if you shop for in-season fruits and vegetables, often the prices at the farmers’ market beat grocery store prices.   But sometimes I buy produce at the […]

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  So it seems like every time I turn on the TV, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is playing on one of the premium channels. We get the full channel line-up offered by our cable provider (since we are at-home people and never go anywhere, why not?), and yet I’ve watched this movie twice, […]

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