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Would it surprise you to know that girls are twice as likely to drop out of sporting activities through their teenage years than boys? Or to realize that most young girls start engaging in organized sports up to two whole years later than boys? …

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Ingrid.O'Brien's Blog Posts Tagged 'parenting' (4)

Road Trip!

It was a simple quest.



Andrew and I were going to take a relatively quick 5 1/2 hour road trip to the Capital District so we could get India from college for the summer. 



But someone had decided her van wouldn't make the 30° grade of the Driveway From Hell over the winter and parked it. Not in the barn on the hill, where it would be protected. Nooo.  I parked her in the driveway and let her sit - under 3 feet of snow…

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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on May 21, 2013 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Some Dreams Are Just To Bizarre To Explain

Sitting around with Matthew discussing prescription drug commercials and wondering about the various side-effects.



So many to choose from.  How do the patients know which to select? 




I mean, that's why they list them,…

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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on January 10, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

A Child So Few Can Understand.





The horrific events that took place in Connecticut last week have shocked the world. The thought of someone going into a school and killing innocent children in cold blood is so much more than we can fathom.  …

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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on December 16, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

When Sandy gives you rain...

Hurricane Sandy left us cold and wet on Halloween. Normally we would hold Trunk or Treat in our church parking lot but the storm made us make some changes to our tradition.  Because we have a large lobby and gym, our leader - Fred - decided we would be holding what…
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Added by Ingrid.O'Brien on November 1, 2012 at 9:04pm — No Comments

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