Have you heard of Chubbies?

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CHUBBIES | WEEKEND FINDS Have you heard of the latest fashion for high school and college age boys? Chubbies!  Neither had I until this past Christmas when my high school age son asked his grandparents for a pair of Chubbies for Christmas.  This request immediately prompted a call, text and email from my mother. She [Read more…]

5 Ways to Connect to your Teen Boys

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Hi everyone~  As many of you know I have one daughter and two sons.  My boys were always the chatty ones, willing to share all details and “bathroom humor” with little coercion. But, as my oldest son settled into the teenage years, he was less talkative. And, this drove me crazy.  What I found out is [Read more…]

How to Make Spaghetti Squash

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 … and fool your kids into thinking it’s  pasta!  Well maybe not fool them, but at least get them to try it!  A  real estate colleague/tennis partner and I get together a couple times of year for lunch and sharing work stories (we were both realtors- I’m on sabbatical this year).  She is a great cook [Read more…]

Sports Talk Radio..bonding with my boys

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When my daughter left for college I was left with a house full of boys.  At the time both our dogs were boys!   With their older sister away at school, my boys quickly  “hijacked”  my favorite radio stations and navigated to Sports Radio 104.3 (in Denver)  to tune into “The Drive with Big Al and D-Mac.” [Read more…]

Summer Reading… 74 Days to Read 304 Pages….

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THROWBACK THURSDAY POST: This is how my son’s  June 1st deadline to BEGIN READING the book,  “Diary of Anne Frank” started.  “Mom, I think you bought the wrong book.”  Me:  “Why do you say that?”  Son: “Because every page every page has a date on it and it’s the wrong date.” Lord, help me!  After explaining the [Read more…]

PRE-TENNIS MATCH RITUAL

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Here’s a Throwback Thursday post as we head into the junior tennis season! I GASPED WHEN I OPENED MY SON’S BEDROOM DOOR AND SAW THIS ON THE FLOOR!  JUST HAD TO SNAP A PHOTO OF MY SON’S “PRE-MATCH” ROUTINE.  THIS IS HIS TENNIS OUTFIT THE NIGHT BEFORE  A BIG TOURNAMENT!

Humor: Mom I Need a New Vibrator…

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From the archives: file this under humor. Today:  While running errands, my son asks, “Mom, can we stop and get a new vibrator?”  I just about drove the car off the road.  Until he adds… “for my racket.”  He was talking about his vibration dampener for his tennis racket! Bazinga! It’s the “W”.