My First Time Camping… As an Adult

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We all remember camping as a kid. A nice weekend with the family, the outdoors, and great memories. [ Read More ]

Why I Did Hot Yoga and Why I’ll (Probably) Do It Again

Born and raised in the suburbs, my parents tried to expose my brothers and me to new things.  They took us to places including the Netherlands, Mexico, and Canada.  Granted, it was Aruba, Cancun, and I’m from Buffalo, so Canada was about 30 minutes away.  But nonetheless, I considered myself quite “worldly”. [ Read More ]

He Got All Day to Make Me Laugh [PODCAST]

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Vincy tells the story of making the most out of every moment in life. Especially those that involve strangers! [ Read More ]

Volunteering Mom [PODCAST]

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Pia’s son won’t eat his vegetables! Instead he’d rather eat only candy. How did this mom get her son to change his mind on the issue? [ Read More ]

An Unexpected Victory (Sort Of)

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Biana recalls the most stressful, exciting, amazing, nerve-racking time she had in attempt to achieve victory at state qualifying track match! [ Read More ]

The Fallen Stock of Pokemon Cards

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Like many preteen children, I had my fair share of silly fads while growing up. Yo-Yo’s, Jynco jeans, legos, and gelled hair were among my obsessions. None however stung me as bad as the Pokemon card bug. [ Read More ]

Where Is The Rest of Me?

I’m slowly losing a part of my identity. I’m not talking about the id, ego, or superego…I’m referring to my apostrophe. Computer programs rarely recognize that my proud Irish surname has the Gaelic equivalent of an umlaut. [ Read More ]

Microwave-Side Chat: Zach Will [Not] Grow Up [VIDEO]

Zach talks with The Big Milkshake about his hair, pretending to be a grown up, and playing in parks (or the lack thereof).  A hilarious interview! [ Read More ]

Zinged By My Family, Episode 4: I am a Connoisseur

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July 19, 2014: Dear Secret Diary, I made a ridiculously obvious statement in a recent conversation with my son that engendered the following exchange. [ Read More ]

Bruised Ego [PODCAST]

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Charlie Ray tells a funny true story about waiting in line at a haunted house with his wife.  Two pretty young girls keep looking at Charlie and whispering.  What are they talking about? [ Read More ]

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