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Mommy Musings - Here Kitty, Kitty

We got a cat.

January 25, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Just A Moment

It really takes just a minute for a life to change.

January 18, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Fun And Friendship

I love being a grown-up.

January 11, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Somehow I Survived

If you are the parent of a 7-year-old, I hope you have them in a booster seat today.

January 04, 2012 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - I Believe

I recently had a 'moment' of clarity and it made me think two things: this will make a good column and I wonder if others experience this.

December 21, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Playing The Game

I need a little help understanding something.

November 30, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Who’d Have Thought?

On the morning of June 12, 1986 the farthest thing from my mind was how I would feel about my life in 25 years.

October 19, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Responsibility Of Learning

I never dreamed of being a teacher.

September 28, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Oh, Pardon Us …

Will someone please explain to me what happens to perfectly rationally thinking adults as they enter a school zone?

September 21, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Mom Versus Friend

There's a funny thing that seems to have happened to me since becoming a parent. Admittedly, I am no longer concerned nor bothered with the status of popularity.

September 07, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Supplies, Supplies, Supplies??

As of this morning we are officially one week into the 2011-2012 school year. The jolt to our laid back summer morning routine has me wondering- How did you all fare?

August 17, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Tail Chasing

Just 24 hours post a one-week vacation with my kids, I am faced with the task of writing something witty and entertaining for all of you - our readers.

August 03, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Looking At Your Glass

As of late, I have had several friends point out that I am a "glass half full" type of person. Honestly, the "type" of person I am never truly crosses my mind. I do often ponder the amazing friendships and people I have come to know. I'm grateful for each of them, as these friendships create the fabric of who I truly am.

July 20, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Invisible Fat Girl

The past 10 years I have spent as part of a psychological study in human behavior.

July 06, 2011 | Teresa Hammond | Mommy Musings


Mommy Musings - Becoming My Mother

It is pretty fair to say that during the course of parenting we eventually cross the path where we channel the parent we grew up with. The channeling can reveal its ugly head at any given moment. Sometimes we catch it immediately and other times it may require a little more thought and be a bit more indirect.

June 22, 2011 | 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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