Category: Danielle Wilson

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Opinion: The nose knows

Commentary by Danielle Wilson The other night I woke up to a horrible smell. I thought at first it was my own breath, but after a cautious sniff and the recollection that I had...

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Opinion: Ready for some football

Commentary by Danielle Wilson Heads up, people. Football season is on, and this dance mom has finally wormed her way into an all-guy fantasy league. Do I know what I’m doing? No. Other than...

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Opinion: Parenting empathy, at last

Commentary by Danielle Wilson Yesterday my familial crew traveled up to Chicago to celebrate the second birthday of one of my nephews and to meet his new brother, born this summer. We showed up...

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Opinion: No time for mean people

Commentary by Danielle Wilson I have had it up to the top of my ginger head with mean people! Last week in particular was a doozey. One of my daughter’s besties picked a fight...

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Opinion: Appreciate the morning workout

I love working out in the morning! Getting up early, heading out into the cool, crisp blackness. Entering a zen-like stage of meditation where all I hear are shoes slapping the pavement, rhythmic breathing...

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Opinion: I’m amazing. Here’s why

Commentary by Danielle Wilson I’ve recently decided that I’m amazing, and for your reading pleasure, I’m going to tell you why. Our air conditioning had been out for three days straight as temperatures skyrocketed...

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Opinion: Calculation my POGNS

By Danielle Wilson One of the things my family teases me about, besides my love of well-done steak, is my almost freakish commitment to eight hours of sleep. I frequently pass on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in...

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Opinion: Apology to football parents

Commentary by Danielle Wilson I spend a great deal of time judging other parents. I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help myself. Criticizing their decisions and actions makes me feel better about my...

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Opinion: Food for thought

Commentary by Danielle Wilson A few weeks back, I wrote a column about one of my sons deciding not to make his Catholic confirmation. I actually thought nothing more of it until I started...