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Mommy Musings - Things Learned In Time

Oprah was right.

June 27, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Up At Bat

I've always been fascinated by human behavior. It's interesting to watch two people or a group of people interact with one another. The body language, facial expressions, even words chosen.

June 20, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Travels To The Big City

I recently returned from a trip to New York City. It was an amazing experience, an opportunity I could not pass up. I was invited to be one of the chaperones on the Oakdale High School Drama trip to NYC.

June 13, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - All Hands on Deck

We're in it now… Swim season.

June 06, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Living By Our Words

I recently came upon this quote from President John F. Kennedy, "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

May 30, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Releasing Of Our Mustangs

Here we are again… our graduation issue.

May 23, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Count Ten and Breathe

Happy Mother's Day.

May 09, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Finding Pause Time

If you are the parent of a school aged child, chances are you are … back to it.

April 18, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Lady At The Paper

I cannot say for certain, but I have a small hunch that I have just about worn out the 'Welcome' on the welcome mat outside of the Editor's door. At the very least, she may have my messages blocked from text reception (if there is such a feature).

April 11, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Books And Binds

I love to read.

April 04, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Making The List

I ran a Half Marathon.

March 28, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - A Quiet Warrior

Typically speaking words for my columns just come to me. Majority of the time I do little thinking, I just type.

March 21, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Legends And Legacy

Describing myself as a 'sports fan' would be a stretch. It is much more accurate to say I am a fan of athletes.

February 29, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Hope: Big Power In A Small Word

I'm an optimist.

February 22, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Hardly ‘Half-Baked’

This month marks one decade since I first strolled through the front door of the Oakdale Leader in hopes of acquiring a job. It's a story I have recounted and told numerous times, so I will spare you all the retelling of history.

February 01, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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Mommy Musings - Horse Trailers And High Heels

And so it goes … another Rodeo Week has been put to rest in the Chapter Book which encompasses my Oakdale life.

April 17, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Empowering Adjectives

Transitioning from my Reporter role at the Oakdale Leader was necessary in my life for a number of reasons. The one most at the core were my children. I knew I needed to work full-time. I knew I needed to stay local, but I desperately needed flexibility.

March 27, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Pint Size Therapy

There are some days I think I'm wiser than others, when it comes to parenting.

March 21, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – A Moment Captured

I was recently challenged by a request to produce some pictures of myself.

March 13, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – So They Grow

They're growing up.

March 06, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Guilt Free Mommy

There are a number of things I thoroughly enjoy about being a parent. Many of them I have the pleasure of being able to share here, with our readers.

February 20, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Proper Usage of Tools

Generally speaking, I'm an analytical type. More simply put, I think too much.

February 13, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – No ‘ing’ In Sportsmanship

It's barely February and yet here I find myself, penning yet another 'sports related' column.

January 30, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Holidays At The DMV

My month of December was not dissimilar from most of our readers. It was packed full of parties, shopping, holiday tradition and even a little quality family time.

January 23, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – What Awaits You

It's been a few weeks since I've forced my mind to share some thoughts. Truthfully we all need a reprieve on occasion and as the only staffer who does this weekly, there does come a point where I too must take a break.

January 16, 2013 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - We Made It

We survived.

December 26, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - More Than A Small ‘Cow’ Town

Another season has been wrapped up. This year marks one that dreams are made of, for many of this town's young men and their families. The 2012 Oakdale Mustang football season will now live on in the history books as well as the memories of all who will say 'I remember when.'

December 19, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Christmas Wonderment and Lessons

Magic is in the air and I am so grateful.

December 12, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - The Good We Choose

Finding the right words is not always easy.

December 05, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings – Kids, Politics And Responsibility

I honestly don't remember when I first gained an interest in politics. In a column a few weeks back I candidly shared my interests were pretty typical 'girly' in my formative years (i.e.: music and teen heartthrobs).

November 14, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


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