Monthly Archives: April 2012

From shoddy to shipshape: A Huntsville mom comes clean

Not long ago, I needed a week to prepare for company. If you just dropped by, you wouldn’t get in the front door. I had a dirty little secret: I was a rotten housekeeper. Some might blame the undiagnosed ADHD; … Continue reading

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Trigger-happy mom races into trouble

I really need to watch my trigger finger. The one that so quickly registered me for the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville two weeks ago. It was an impulse that struck after working the HudsonAlpha Double Helix Dash 5K Twilight … Continue reading

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Wrestling with real estate takes a toll on mom

My house has been on the market for just over three weeks. It is a nice house. Nothing fancy, but it is our home, filled with lots of love and laughter (not to mention beautiful silestone countertops!). We don’t have … Continue reading

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A family divided: Putting the pieces together trip by trip

Our family is divided. My mom, Sigrun Hovland, is in the Twin Cities area where she and my father, Gjert, raised my brother, Larry, my sister, Heidi, and me. My brother and his wife, empty nesters, live in the northern … Continue reading

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