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AKA “How I Found My Dream Job Without Really Looking” My oldest son, The Dude, came home from school one day, looking a little down. He plopped down on the couch, turned, looked at me, and, with a sad face said, “I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.”  I bust out laughing. The first thing I thought to say was, “Well, even...

This Morning Stunk I woke up to a THUMP and a choking sound – and I ran like hell to my 7 year old’s room, because I knew exactly what that sound meant. He had fallen out of bed and was having a seizure. It looked to be a really bad one (but, of course, they all look that way to his Mom). The Dude and Epilepsy Over three years ago, when he was 4, the Dude started seizing at night. At first, we didn’t know what the heck was going on. Plus, his seizures only...

  Dandelions Deserve a Gold Medal I learned something new today that I thought was worth sharing! Apparently, those so-called “pesky” dandelions deserve a gold medal for the role they play in kickstarting the food cycle in spring after a long winter (particularly in Pittsburgh, PA, a Northeast/Midwest area with brutal winters!).  Did you know that dandelions are one of the first links in that magical chain of events that brings food to our gardens and dinner...