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For the past 18+ years, I've been part of an online community of women who were all due to have babies in July 1996 - we call ourselves the July Moms. We've gone through pregnancies, miscarriages, potty training, mastitis, preschool woes, kindergarten separation anxiety, bullying, puberty, teen drinking, drivers

Mallorca, One Week In

As predicted, I don't have a whole lot of information to share about my son's first week at Global Tennis Team in Mallorca.  I have successfully resisted the urge to contact anyone at Global to check in on him, and I have successfully resisted the urge to ask probing questions of

My New Mantra

  This is written on my bathroom mirror (in lipstick, not blood as my son says it appears!).  It is my new mantra.  I have asked my son and my husband to hold me accountable to following it.  It will be a challenge - a HUGE challenge - for me to

More Slashing of Opportunities

In case you haven't heard (!), USTA changed the national junior competition schedule, effective January 1, 2014.  A big reason for the change, according to USTA, is to drive competition back to the sections instead of having so many big national tournaments requiring travel all over the country. Those opposed to

High School Tennis Revisited

Last year, about this time, I was writing regularly about my son's experience on his high school tennis team - the good, the bad, and the ugly.  However, due to some ridiculous eligibility rule changes by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA), my son did not play for his school

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