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Author Archive | Chelsea Vallandingham

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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sept11

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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