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Ode to My Mom

Several years ago, my mom took on an enormous Christmas gift project.  She compiled a set of spiral-bound books containing all the music we used to perform as a family… for each of her SEVEN children.  We each now have books for violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and piano, with pieces ranging from bridal marches to religious stuff… Continue reading Ode to My Mom

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Health · motherhood

Poop and Pilates (or How I Learned to Stop Making Excuses and Start Working Out)

The best potty-training experience I ever had* was when I followed the guidelines in this  book by Dr. Glenn Latham.  A few of the main points are: Use 100% positive reinforcement – you don’t say anything negative about it ever. Take all the emotion out of it – when there’s an accident you just clean it up.… Continue reading Poop and Pilates (or How I Learned to Stop Making Excuses and Start Working Out)