The Perfect Nature

As I shuffled through the papers, I grew more and more alarmed. The folder I had been given at the kindergarten orientation for our Virginia Beach Public School outlined the information the school expected my child to know before she began her first day.…
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Singing The Christmas Blues

“I don’t think I could handle not having a tree!” I told my friend, Sandy. She was telling me a story about the time she went to Spain and could not find a Christmas ornament anywhere. As it turned out, the locals focused mostly…
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Making Colonial Memories

When my husband’s cousin informed us that they were driving down from D.C. with their young boys to visit Colonial Williamsburg for the weekend and asked if we want to meet them, I leaped at the chance. “YES!” was my enthusiastic return text message.…
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Lucky Lady—Not!

Last weekend I finally made it to my very first ever Old Dominion University Football game! As you may recall, I am a graduate of ODU. But my time at the university occurred just before they broke ground on Ted Constant Convocation Center and…
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