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Happy Ramblings!

I'm sure there will be very few people that read this very first posting, but I'm hoping to turn this blog into something interesting and fun for working mommies like me that still want to keep up-to-date on the latest and greatest fashion, fun and local kid activities. I'm hoping to also throw in a little knowledge about marketing and interesting things I come across at work.

I have a three-year-old and he is and will remain an only child because this is how I manage to balance my life. He is the love of my life and my husband and I are just now starting to get into the groove of parenthood. Don't feel bad if it doesn't all just fall into place. Some people want you to believe that's how it happens and it does for some people, but not for everyone!

We're in the process now of trying to decide where to send our son to school. There was a great article in the paper today about Durham schools and how they are going to start tighting up their policies on student transfers - which they should. You can read it here.

We love our neighborhood, love our neighbors and love our house, but we don't love our school district. That puts us in the private school bucket, more than likely. Right now we're leaning towards Trinity School because I think kids today need as much Christian exposure as they can get.


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I replied, "I don't ever plan to".

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My mother had bronchitis, and my nephew the flu. Walker and I both ended up with awful colds that we're still trying to get over.

My parents were kind to one another, amicable and friendly.

The presents were plentiful and Santa exceeded expectations.

The three sons/cousins/grandsons were happy and hyper.

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