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56 Days ’til 40: Lazy Weekdays


One of the things I LOVE most about winter break is that I have two weeks of lazy weekdays!  Yes, for two full weeks I can stay up late, remain in bed half the day (I am NOT a morning person) and leisurely mull throughout the apartment in various moments of productiveness (or lack thereof).  Today is going to be one of those days, with my only major goal being knitting, while simultaneously watching a movie with my girls (yes, I can even do lazy multi-tasking!)  I am enjoying this while I can, as it will not last long!  Read the rest of this entry »


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57 Days ’til 40: Desperate for Winter Break Entertainment

We all have those days – those days when it is cold, miserable and wet outside, yet the kids need entertaining.  I had one of these days this week.  The challenge was exacerbated by the fact that our cleaner was coming, for six hours, and wanted us OUT of the house so that we would not be in her way (she is smart).  So, that left me, awful weather, and two kids desperately needing to be entertained (without breaking my pocket-book).  So, what was the solution?????  MALL HUNT!  Have you ever played???  Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 26, 2012 in attitude, Children, Family, Inspiration


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134 Days ’til 40: Craving Routine

I work at a school where we believe in celebrating and honoring diversity.  As part of “walking our talk” we have built a school calendar that acknowledges Muslim, Christian and Jewish holidays.  This means that we need to lengthen our school year in order to take all the holidays off and still get in the necessary 180 school days.  This also means that the fall season is a constant start and stop with holidays.  We have already had 5 different holiday breaks and it is only October…. we have yet another one in exactly 15 days.  You would think this is great, but – truth be told – I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE! Read the rest of this entry »


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271 Days ’til 40: Summer Activity Ideas

It is hard to believe that summer is here.  For those who are connected to schools (through your employment and/ or your children) it means that you will have extra time on your hands that will need to be filled.  Here are some thoughts for wonderful ways to spend summer days: Read the rest of this entry »


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316 Days ’til 40: Serendipity – The Perfect Moment

Isn’t it wonderful when in our lives we are in the right place at the right time and are lucky enough to experience a serendipitous moment?  I have had a few of these in my lifetime, and when I experience them I always feel so very fortunate and blessed.

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340 Days ’til 40: Do You NEED a Vacation???

EVERYONE needs a vacation from time to time.  It is healthy for us to take a break from the day-to-day grind. Breaks allow us to take a breather, to gain perspective, and often to come back more relaxed, freer, and more productive.  Many employers do not fully understand the benefit vacations have on employee productivity.

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351 Days ’til 40: Ever Want to Hibernate???

Have you ever wanted to hibernate?  Check out of the world, nor permanently, but for a short period of time.  During this time no one would be allowed to hound you or require anything of you.  If you are hibernating, you are not available when the demands of the world are catapulted in your direction.

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