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Poverty's spread

The Journal Gazette reported that poverty rates have climbed in Indiana since 2000. Are you and your family feeling the pinch?

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Adult conversation

Sometimes the best conversation as an adult can come from the most unlikely source: a kid. My niece is 8 ... or 9. Hmm. I can't remember. Either way, as they say, she's going on 30.

Give me wisdom, not wisdom teeth

I have been hearing and thinking about Kalisha's wisdom teeth for way too long; I have no wisdom left.

Weighing in on the ongoing battle

How many times can I write about the endless battle/game/quest to lose weight?

A cleaning rampage

It's clearly not spring yet (as I write this, snow continues to obstruct the view through my office windows), but I've been on a Spring Cleaning Rampage.

Potted sanity

Lately, whenever I open the door to go outside, the cold and wind nearly take my breath away. I am so done with winter it's not even funny. I want spring. NOW!

Sugar Plum Fairy, move over

Lemon. Curd.

It all began with lemon curd.

I am at a crossroads.

Marriage advice you didn't know you needed

If there was one piece of marital advice I'd want to give you, I still wouldn't.

My brand, please

As I was making a list of items needed on the next shopping trip, I noticed Kalisha's bottle of mouthwash was nearly empty. Her tube of toothpaste had the life squeezed out of it, too.

Old-school parenting in a digital age

In an age of digital EVERYTHING, I go back to old-school ways to do some of my best parenting.  

Dear Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

All right, lady. We need to talk.