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Sleepaway Camp is Not For the Weak
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June 14, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Sleepaway Camp is Not For the Weak

I was prepared for my son to be homesick while he was at sleepaway camp. No one told me how hard it would be on me. Last Friday, we dropped…

I Will Never Be a Sweet Friend
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June 8, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

I Will Never Be a Sweet Friend

Whether they’re attending a quilting bee or organizing a girl trip, ‘sweet friends’ have always been part of the fabric of female society. Too bad I’m not one of them….

Bruiser and the Bee
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May 25, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Bruiser and the Bee

The notices had been coming home in my son’s folder for weeks. His school was having its first-ever Spelling Bee and the entire fourth grade — the top dogs at his…

Is That Loud Sneeze REALLY Necessary?!
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May 4, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Is That Loud Sneeze REALLY Necessary?!

I’m riding in a car beside my husband in peaceful, contented silence when suddenly, without any sort of warning, he emits an ear-splitting noise that resembles the panicked sound a bull elephant…

My Manly Mr. Muffett
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March 27, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

My Manly Mr. Muffett

I happen to be married to a Manly Man, which I’m coming to appreciate more and more now that the Manly Man is slowly becoming extinct in our society. The…

Advice to Donald Trump, From a Mom
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January 17, 2017 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

Advice to Donald Trump, From a Mom

Dear Mr. Trump, I’m writing to you today not as a Democrat or a Republican, but as a mother to 9 and 12-year-old kids. I realize you’ve got a lot going…

The Lemonade Year
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December 31, 2016 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

The Lemonade Year

I’ve decided to call 2016 our Lemonade Year. From the loss of a job to the sickness and death of a beloved parent, it has been filled with some of…

As 2016 Ends, We Begin a New Chapter
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December 27, 2016 posted by Lindsay Ferrier

As 2016 Ends, We Begin a New Chapter

Each year right after Thanksgiving, Dennis brings down all the boxes of Christmas decorations from the attic so that I can decorate the house for the holiday season. I open…