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Playing Hide & Seek … With Your Gardening Tools

Playing Hide & Seek … With Your Gardening Tools
by Gina Valley

This is the time of year when so many of us are busy sprucing up our gardens.  It is invaluable to have the right tools.   I recently came upon a supposedly helpful list of twenty-seven essential items to assemble prior to beginning to revitalize one’s garden for spring.  That’s right – TWENTY-SEVEN!

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The thing is,

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick

It’s Different When Mom Gets Sick
by Gina Valley

It’s different when I get sick.  I’m not sure if it’s because I’m the mom or because I’m the primary caregiver or because I have the bad timing to take ill when the planets are aligned funny.  But, whatever the cause, it’s different.  Definitely different.

When one of my pack gets sick, I take his temperature and bring him juice.

How To Make Ice Cubes – An Old Family Recipe

How To Make Ice Cubes – An Old Family Recipe
by Gina Valley

Like most people with a refrigerator with a built-in automatic ice maker, our automatic ice maker is beyond repair.  So, we’ve had to revert to making ice cubes the old-fashioned way.  And, by “we” I, of course, mean “me.”

I decided I better write down the recipe for this old family favorite after my husband,

Gooey Trash Ed

Gooey Trash Ed
by Gina Valley

Dear Children:

I appreciate the fact that one of you was conscientious enough to toss the rotten mayonnaise into the kitchen trashcan.

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Struck By The Soccer Fairy…Again

Struck By The Soccer Fairy …Again
by Gina Valley

This morning was soccer try-outs.  As always the Soccer Fairy paid us her (ok, could be a “him” – not sure, never seen the accursed Soccer Fairy) traditional “Night Before Soccer Try-Outs” visit.  She (or he) hid half of the kids’ shin guards and a couple of cleats. 

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