Posts Tagged ‘self care’

Sonny is Back Home

Sonny got to spend a few days at Puptown in Medina while I was getting ready for the garden tour. He has fun while he’s there and I get a break from his constant attention. Plus, the forecast called for more summer thunderstorms. After a recent all-nighter, I knew I needed a break from Sonny…

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Repatriation Date Night

Phil and I have a little tradition of going on a date immediately after a vacation. After the 4th of  July, we scheduled a Repatriation Date Night – we planned a long afternoon to catch a matinee, have a relaxing supper, connect with each other, and plan the family calendar for the back half of the…

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Taking Care of the Gardener

I hope everyone had a lovely fourth of July. We got back late last night – after being stuck in a long traffic jam after the fireworks. We always say we’re going to leave right before the finale, but we never do. In any case, we had a lovely time with our friends and the…

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Save The Marriage Night

I recently saw Heather Kahn Braver on the Today Show with Dr. Lisa Thornton and Rachel Campos-Duffy. The topic was date night, or as Heather calls it, “Save the Marriage Night”. What she said really resonated with me. Like Heather and her husband, Phil and I go on regular date nights. In fact, we schedule…

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A Toast to Jen

Last night, I celebrated with my dear friend Jen. She has her 40th birthday on Friday. It is a big milestone. And, she’s handling it with ease.  I thought I’d take a moment to make a toast to Jen. Still growing…

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The Company We Keep

In addition to regular weekly date nights, Phil and I try to spend at least one evening a month with another couple.  It’s a formula that refreshes us for many reasons.  In addition, I see it as another part of self care. In this post, I share how we stay connected with the company we…

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Friendfluence

There’s a new book out called Friendfluence by Carlin Flora. In this post, I share my thoughts on the core theme of her book which is how our friends influence us. Still growing…

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Snap: The Short Nap

My folks visited some cousins who winter in Louisiana.  They thoroughly enjoyed the sights, cuisine, catching up and reminiscing.  But one of their biggest take-aways, was the family term “Snap” which was a short word for “short nap”. Still growing…

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Thermophore MaxHeat

I don’t know how it happened, but we had FSA dollars to burn through at the end of last year.  Somehow, I found the Thermophore MaxHeat Deep-Heat Therapy, Large, Standard 14″ x 27″ (Auto-Switch) on Amazon. It’s become part of our nightly bedtime ritual with the kids. Still growing…

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Dr Singha’s Mustard Bath

One of the best ways to help my kids get regulated is to have them take a bath.  So I’m always on the lookout for great bath products.  I learned about Dr Singha’s Mustard Bath – 32 oz – Powder reading about Gucci Westman, a celebrity makeup artist and Revlon’s global artistic director, in the…

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Girlfriend Lunches

Is there anything more validating than having lunch with a girl friend?  A recent book touted girlfriend time as equally nourishing as husband time. In this post, I share how I build regular girlfriend lunches into my self-care and calendar. Still growing…

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