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Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

The Zen of Gardening

I haven't really blogged a lot lately.  It's been hard to find nice things to blog about.And then I put in my garden.It's been two years since I've had a garden.  The last year in our old ho...
Mama Bean's World · 11M ago

The Klan and Me

I grew up in a fairly small community in the rust belt in east central Ohio.  It was a mix of steel mills and dairy farms.The Erie Canal ran through the farming community and expanded the ar...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

Dear Gloria Steinem and Secretary Albright

Dear Gloria Steinem and Secretary Albright,Thank you.  Thank you for everything you have done.In fact, Secretary Albright, I like you so much that my daughter's name was Madeline for a few h...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

How I Parent (which should not be taken as How to Parent)

There have been a few articles circulating on the webisphere about how to parent.  One will say parents are too easy on the kids.  The other will say parents' expectations are too high.  One...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

Birthday Reflections

This morning the alarm rang at 4:15 and I almost thought "Well, it's my birthday--- I should stay in bed and then get up and eat pancakes...."But I didn't.Because it IS my birthday. I manage...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

Some Rambles

If you're a regular reader, you know I have what I refer to as a 6 hour bladder.  No matter what time I go to bed, six hours later, I have to pee.I used to have an 8-9 hour bladder but well,...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

Still Going...

Here I am on the 12th of January with the workout plan I started last year   ;)I feel obligated to give an update because despite my best STFU request, I have found that nearly everyone does...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

#Letgo

Thank you to Judy Ervin Porter for posting the video below.  Please watch. Let GoLast year I know I annoyed a lot of people with saying No. No to volunteering. No to late appointments. No...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

The Gym was Surprisingly Empty Today....

That's right.  I went to the gym.However, I am not one of those resolutioner type people clogging up the equipment.I started back on December 31st. Last year.So there.I was hesitant to even ...
Mama Bean's World · 8M ago

Ten Things I Love About my Daughter on her 10th Birthday

Tomorrow my daughter turns 10.TEN.  Double digits.  The big time.  Official tweenager.I thought about writing a 10 Pieces of Advice blog.  But here's the thing- my daughter is fine.  I mean ...