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Author Archive | Chelsea Vallandingham

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Want to Put Your Mothering Skills to the Test? Send Your Kids to Summer Camp!

  You think you’ve taught your kids how to perform basic daily tasks? To that, I say, ha! When our oldest two left for camp, we were in the throes of labeling, packing, and ensuring that the youngest of the two can wipe himself, brush his hair, and keep track of his toothpaste. All those […]

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Arbor Day

Arbor Day: You Won’t Want to Leaf This One Off the Calendar

Trees are terrific. Perhaps you remember that Arbor Day commercial with the crooning cardinal from the 80s? Even though I was young watching Saturday Morning Cartoons, I still remember the lyrics persuading me, in no uncertain terms, to hug a tree.  In addition to poorly animated commercials about trees and water conservation, our schools used to […]

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Get on Board with the Connector

The Mister and I have opposing viewpoints regarding the latest addition to Cincinnati streets. The new rail system thrills me! Like Johnny Cash said, “I’ve got a thing about trains.” Despite my husband’s practical side, he was pleased to see that the new Cincinnati Bell Connector was bustling with riders, and the streetcar stations were teeming […]

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Why We Should Remember 9/11 {and some tips for how to do so}

Fifteen years. A decade and a half. College. Odd jobs and a career. A marriage to a veteran. Two houses–one home. Three children. Two miscarriages. Two cats. Grocery trips. Endless nights nursing. Insurance. Dishes and laundry and books, oh my. Over the course of fifteen years, I somehow became an adult. I now balance our […]

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