Happy No Matter What

Aug.24.2011

How to Handle Criticism

Last week I took my kids to a preschool event at Oaks Park where for $6 they got to ride the frog hopper and drive the kiddie cars to their hearts content. At the end of the event there was a massive story hour (picture 300 preschool kids, a swarm of guardians, one dairy princess [...]

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Nov.12.2009

Filling in the Blanks

When Nancy Pelosi became the first female speaker of the house, a reporter asked her how she would manage such a big job. Her response, “Are you kidding? Being the Speaker of the House can’t be more difficult than raising five children.”

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Aug.24.2009

How Does Happy Really Feel?

I love wine. I like to enjoy a nice rosé on a warm summer evening. I like to go out to a fine restaurant and order a fancy bottle. Fine, I will also disclose that I have a particular weakness for champagne which I am fond of consuming while watching reality TV.

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Aug.18.2009

Sorry J.Lo, I’m Kicking You Out!

The other day I was checking out at the grocery store when I happened across a photo of the lovely Jennifer Lopez looking even more lovely on the beach in a tiny red bikini. The headline read, “How J.Lo Got Her Body Back.” J.Lo, you see, is also the mother of boy and girl twins born roughly a week apart from mine. As I admired her perfectly taunt abdominals, I couldn’t help but think of my own midsection. My belly was barely keeping it together underneath a pair of too-tight-but-used-to-fit jeans and a baggy shirt.

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