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Make Time for Girlfriends: A Requirement for Any Season of Life

A couple of decades ago, I received a letter in the mail (gasp!) from one of my three closest college friends. The gist of her message: Our friendship mattered and jobs, miles, husbands, children and new friends shouldn’t alter that. Apparently, she and the other two friends had stayed in closer touch. “We love you, […]

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Table for One, Please! A Mom’s Newest Guilty Pleasure

I did something crazy recently.  I went out to lunch by myself.  I’ve considered it.  With my husband overseas for another year, eating out is something that just doesn’t happen much anymore.  It’s not always easy to find someone to join you for lunch.  Growing up, it was more of a luxury, and in many […]

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All I Want for Christmas is You, and You, and You: Holidays with Extended Family

My husband and I were both raised in Colorado Springs, and we both have a lot of family members who still live here. We also have a three-year-old, who is somewhat of a hot commodity around the holidays (does anyone get more excited about receiving presents than a three-year-old?!). For these reasons, this time of […]

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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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Simple and Memorable Holiday Traditions

I love traditions. There is something sweet about the predictability and steadiness of traditions in creating holiday memories.   I remember when we first had kids, the idea of starting holiday traditions intimidated me a bit.  Over the years, though, we’ve developed some well-loved holiday traditions. Some were intentionally started in hopes that we would […]

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