Archive for August, 2016

The worst feeling

August 31, 2016 0 Comments

Every summer as a kid, I would spend two weeks with my grandmother in Maryland.  She would always sign me up for camps…there was tennis camp, art camp…she even sent me to farm camp. “I have to milk what??” Yep…city girl. But it’s the gymnastics camp I remember the most.  I was in 3rd grade […]

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Not a good headline…

August 12, 2016 0 Comments

This was the headline on an international paper Friday night: Sore losers! USA goalie Hope Solo rants ‘we lost to a bunch of cowards’ after women’s soccer team is knocked OUT of Olympics by Sweden in penalty kicks and loses 4-3 A team that has accomplished so much. Four Olympic Gold medals. Three World Cup […]

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We can do better

August 10, 2016 0 Comments

Katie Ledecky is shattering records and already has 2 golds at Rio. Simone Biles proved she is one of THE BEST athletes in the world. Kerri Walsh-Jennings is on track to win her 4th consecutive gold. Just three of the MANY female athletes who are showing the world they can dominate their sport.  So I […]

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“She would have walked a lot sooner if…”

August 9, 2016 0 Comments

The baby started walking about a month ago. Ok, there were two nights where she was a walking machine and then she just stopped.  She was like, “Alright I’m done with this…I like crawling better.”  And truth be told…I liked it like that.  I’m in no rush for her to grow up. Cue a couple […]

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The telephone game. Cue eye roll

August 4, 2016 0 Comments

If there’s one thing I have learned in life, it’s this: the telephone game is still played well into adulthood.  In fact, it’s much worse than when we were kids.  When we were younger, the telephone game started with a phrase like, “Mandy likes banana ice cream.” It would work its way through and end […]

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It’s our job

August 3, 2016 0 Comments

The biggest problem with childhood bullying today is: US. Yes…us…you and me.  Anyone out there who runs a household.  Anyone out there who is raising children or grandchildren.  It’s our problem. We’re too quick to blame politicians…movie stars…athletes…singers…and anyone else who is in the public eye.  We’re blaming them for “not being a good example.” […]

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