We don’t ask anyone to bring anything other than themselves. Most people are relieved to not have another thing on their to-do list. They walk in with a sort of a relaxed swagger and grin on their face—just happy and grateful to take part and be taken care of for a couple of hours.
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We cling to our coffee with our phone in hand to relay our struggles, and we can miss the opportunities to gather around other women who understand the frustrations over that cup of coffee, in the same room, and leave our phones in the diaper bag.
Forgive me, but please know that I am trying my best. I’m finishing college and caring for my family and working to create a stable, happy life for them. With the support of a loving husband, I am finding more and more about me that I love. I am raising your grandsons to be thoughtful […]
If you want to continue to use your social media accounts to stand out as the “real” mom in the midst of the posed, filtered masses, by all means, you do you. But don’t expect me to join in. Instead, you’ll find me over here posting about how perfect my life is, because those are […]
Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]
Here’s the deal. I am a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person. I don’t hide the bad: I roll it right on out there. Everyone who knows me, knows my crap. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic, the insane, the beautiful, the gross and the crazy that is my life. I am who I am. And my […]
Many mamas are joining the ranks of small business ownership and with that, take on the title of Mompreneur. Whether direct sales, Etsy, a service-oriented business, or something completely unique, a Mompreneur wears many hats, and she needs your support. I began my Etsy shop as a hobby. I needed to find my creative self […]
It was an election. It was ugly. But it is over. We need to figure out a way to set aside politics and look our neighbors in the eyes again. We need to rediscover civility. Why? Because America is bigger than any politician. America is stronger than any political party. Politics Is a Nasty Business […]
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, […]
Making Friends Some of you have lived here since the day you were born. Others, like me, have moved dozens of times. But we have something in common: Making new friends can be a little nerve-wracking for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e. When I was younger, my natural inclination was to be shy. I quickly realized that the trait wasn’t serving […]