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Holiday Traditions For The Tired Spirit: Focus on the Small Stuff

Instead of driving myself nuts trying to check every box, we focus on the little things like how gross the slimy insides of pumpkins feel on our hands and how good it tastes to lick the frosting off the mixing beaters. In the end, it is about the time we spend together.

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Dear “Me, Too…” You’re Bold, Thank You.

I am so grateful to the huge number of simple, quiet posts, “Me, too.” The number is overwhelming. It should not be okay that the majority of women I know, of every age and background, have dealt with this. Whether they were raped, assaulted, degraded, belittled or made to feel uncomfortable, it does not matter. […]

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Summer 17: In Memorium

Summer was a model of ambition. She planned to live life to the fullest extent possible by squeezing every last moment out of everyday. She dreamed of creating a lifelong passion in her children by taking them adventuring, traveling, exploring and memory making. But even the most ambitious of us are only given so many […]

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Hey Mamas: Let’s Be Warriors for Our Children, Not Worriers

Wear Sunscreen. As a freshman in high school, wanting to be considered cool by my Senior brother and his friends, I listened repeatedly to a popular “song” they liked called, “Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen“. More reading, than song really and although catchy when set to music – was actually the brain child of a […]

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Losing my Parenting Stride in Kindergarten Bootcamp

I rock this parenting thing… until suddenly, I don’t. Last summer I hit my parenting stride as a veteran mother of three, I had gained confidence and skills. Or, at least that is how I felt. I had a well behaved four year old preschool graduate; a beautiful, happy two year old; and an easy, […]

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Sanity Check: Three Ways to Trim Your Christmas Stress

I am just going to come right out and say it. Ba Humbug.   The holidays can be hard. It isn’t that I don’t like celebrating the holidays, but I would be lying if I said I don’t often feel overwhelmed by the parental pressures (most of which are self-inflicted) that I feel go hand […]

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