Taking time for Tee-ball

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He’ll be six in a month.  This is the first time he’s donned a baseball uniform. And by uniform, I mean the shirt the rest of his team is wearing, his soccer cleats, his brother’s hand-me-down baseball pants, and a…

9 things I’ve learned from 9 half-marathons

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I am done. Done. Finished. Over it. On Sunday, I will run my ninth half-marathon. NINTH! Do you understand the craziness of this?! That’s over 2,200 training miles and around a gazillion nap hours foregone to pound the pavement. I…

What happens when Good Friday isn’t so good?

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I’m no theologian, but I’m sure it’s called Good Friday because of what happens on Sunday. Sunday happens because Friday happened.  Therefore, while not a wonderful, bright and cheery occasion, Friday must be good. Hence, Good Friday. However, that always seemed…

A coach’s wise words to my son

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We do sports at my house. A lot of sports.  In case you don’t do sports, you may not have noticed that the sports world is entrenched in March Madness right now. Our household is no exception. We watch the…

#Cancersucks

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  My mom heard some bad news last week. Well, the worst news actually. After a battery of tests, a collapsed lung, and six weeks on oxygen, the pulmonologist called to tell us the results of the biopsy from the…

For the love of the game

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  It has happened. We’ve finally turned a corner in our household. Two of our three boys get the game. I mean they really, really get the game. I am not sure when exactly it happened. It was long after…