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The Rockwood Files: Something Squirrely

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 When you live next to a wooded lot, you also live next to critters – lots of them. Over the years we’ve seen deer, chipmunks, mice, […]

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The Rockwood Files: Three Days

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Right now I’m wondering what in the heck I was thinking when I agreed to this. A few days ago, while having a wonderful lunch at […]

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The Rockwood Files: The Class Reunion

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 A few weeks ago I went to a video game store to trade in some of the old games the kids don’t play with anymore. The […]

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The Rockwood Files: Conditional Love

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Today I’m embroiled in a dramatic love-hate relationship – with my computer. An hour ago, I was feeling a strong urge to open the second-story window […]

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The Rockwood Files: My Inner Girl

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 Here’s an ugly little secret we mothers try to deny, even to ourselves: Sometimes we buy our daughters a few extra things we probably shouldn’t. Is […]

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Healthy Mama

When’s the best time for that?

If you’re a fan of the DVR or if you’re near a TV around 11 a.m. weekdays, you can learn some cool stuff by watching the Dr. Oz show. (It airs on ABC.) We’ve learned […]

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The Rockwood Files: Colossol Clean-Out

By Gwen Rockwood, newspaper columnist and mama of 3 If you could see my garage right now, you’d think a clutter bomb exploded in there. We’re getting ready for a super-sized yard sale this weekend, […]

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Picture Mama

Snapshot Contest Winner Announced!

After three months of photo submissions, the panel of judges have decided on a grand prize winner. And the winner is…. Leah Carpenter!! Congratulations, Leah! Aren’t you glad you had your camera with you that […]

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Picture Mama: August finalists announced!

Well, it was a tough call but the panel of judges has selected four finalists from the photos submitted in August. And here they are: Sister comforting sister, who didn’t feel so good that day… […]