Author Archives: practicalredhead

I’m Running a Half Marathon

As children, we all run.  We love it.  It’s hard to get kids to stop running around, especially when you want them to go to bed.  Then, at some point, we decide that it isn’t fun.  It’s a chore.  It … Continue reading

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Practical Party Planning

I had been thinking about my daughters’ first birthday party for a while, but only in an abstract way.  I knew I wanted to have it at our house, with all of our immediate family.  I didn’t think much about … Continue reading

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Panic

It’s back.  Creeping over me while I’m asleep.  I wake up in a wave of fear.  My heart is beating fast, my arms have a numb, tingly feeling, and my palms are sweating.  I concentrate on my breathing.  If I … Continue reading

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More

I will never forget a particular conversation I had many years ago at a party.  I was living in South Carolina, and the party was on Sullivan’s Island, in a house right on the beach.  I remember thinking how amazing … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter

Today I’m writing about the most amazing peanut butter available, Smucker’s Organic Natural Peanut Butter.  I’ve been buying this brand for years now, and compared to the traditional brands, it is devastatingly delicious. I am a huge fan of peanut … Continue reading

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Not Everyone Likes You

Actually, not everyone likes ME.  Maybe you are a really awesome person and everyone does like you.  If so, good for you! (Before you read the rest of this post, I just want to make it clear that this is … Continue reading

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Coconut Bacon

Mmmmmm, bacon. There is a new product out by Phoney Baloney, and it is delicious.  Coconut Bacon is everything you love about those crispy little parts of bacon that are greasy & salty.  I have eaten them in a few … Continue reading

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