Stress Less

I have to admit that I was, coincidentally, stressed about the stress test. Not for reasons that you might think however. IE. that my heart is going to explode at any moment without warning. Rather, I was stressed going into the test because I had no idea how much physical exertion was going to be …

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Stress Test

I am going for a cardiac stress test today. Last winter, I found that I often felt queasy while shoveling snow. My sugar levels were fine, and I took mental note of it happening but accepted that it was a fluke. This past fall, I had similar symptoms while clearing leaves. Make no mistake about …

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Becoming

Back in November Mom and I went to see Michelle Obama speak at TD Garden in Boston. Despite the massive crowd, Obama managed to make the Q&A feel like a friendly, intimate chat between friends. Before she took the stage, a brief documentary about her background played on the giant screens suspended above the stadium. …

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Baby Steps

Using their Facebook page, I messaged the company that makes the game Totally Gross, which I mentioned in yesterday's post. I sent them a photo of the "fixed" board game with the note "Now I'm super excited to play this fun game with my Little Sister, because I fixed it! Representation matters!" They responded. Wouldn't …

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Totally Gross

My friend Ben very thoughtfully gave me a board game for Christmas that I could play with L. It's science-based with kid appropriate questions and "gross" challenges like looking up another players' nose. It's really quite up my alley. I opened the game tonight to read through the directions. I didn't want her wiggling impatiently …

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