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In the words of Mr. Alice Cooper: "School's out forever . . . " Now, I’m not saying he predicted the future, but do you know the lyrics to the song "Schools Out"? This guy sings about school being out...
My favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, has a set where he introduces himself by stating that he has just become a father. Wild applause follows. He then clarifies that he just became a father for the fourth time. This time,...
December is packed full of family gatherings and holiday planning, but it's also a time to start thinking about the new year and any goals or changes you might want to implement. In recent years, I've made a conscious...
"ARGHHHHH!" I yelled. It was a Friday morning, and there I was in my closet, holding a terrified house cat. I had grabbed her out of her hiding place, and literally scared the pee out of her. And it went...
Mom confession: Last summer, I did not make my kids do ANYTHING with their brains. All they did was sleep late, snack a LOT, play outside, and have fun. Our school does student testing, called Global Scholar testing, three times a...
It’s back-to-school time, and it could not be crazier this year! Whether your kids are starting school virtually or in person, if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing will go as planned! Something many families have had...
When we got ready to buy a house a few years ago, the biggest thing that drew us to Crestwood was the incredible sense of community. Our neighbors are known to put together fun events like Easter egg hunts,...
In the South, people always ask about your upbringing. It’s really just polite conversation. Who’s your grandma? Where were you raised? Do you cheer for Auburn or Alabama? Where did you go to high school? That last question always gets...
Oh, family pictures . . . I have such a love-hate relationship with you. I love the idea of having a beautiful photo documenting a moment in time, where we all look happy, relaxed, and skinny. Where we appear...
My son is getting married this month! My baby boy—the one who put me through whatever challenges he could come up with, the one who never believed he would have to be an adult, the one who always chose...

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  Antique shopping is a creative outlet for me. While some might consider a spa trip to be the ultimate in “self-care,” give me an...