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Company is Coming

Company is Coming: All-Time Most Popular Recipe for Busy Moms

What’s for Dinner? Let’s face it, we all need that one “no fear” recipe in our arsenal that we go to when company is coming.  No more panicking or fretting about likes, dislikes, allergies, gluten-free, how long it takes or if it is healthy enough.   All any of us want is an easy, sure-fire crowd […]

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Dazed and Confused. Or Is it Mom Distraction Disorder?

When we are so busy raising our little people and dealing with the ups and downs that they throw at us, sometimes our brains seem to disappear. I know you feel me, here. It begins with pregnancy (yes, scientists have proven that your brain actually shrinks during pregnancy). But this disorder continues on for years. […]

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Choosing People Over Things

Choosing People Over Things

Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations.  A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]

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How to Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

How To Not Lose Yourself In Motherhood

When I was ten years old, I was caught in an undertow at Virginia Beach. The wave tumbled and tossed me, dragged me along the gritty ocean floor and then swirled me up again in a wet, relentless swirl. I lost myself for a moment, and when I recovered I felt disoriented and scraped up. [...]
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School Shootings: Let’s Unite Against Violence

I went to Columbine High School. Remember that name? It was the site of one of deadliest school shootings in American history. Two students killed 13 classmates, then committed suicide in the library. Most people remember where they were when the World Trade Center fell. I do, too. But just as vividly, I remember the day […]

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Dad Friends

When Dads Need Dad Friends: Apply Now

The simplest thing I can think of is putting an ad out there. I’m talking Craigslist want ads. I mean how much more men friendly can we get? They don’t need some lengthy post going on about their feelings, and desires. Dad’s just want to get straight to the point of it all. They don’t […]

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In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Do You Have the Strength to Love?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question — What are you doing for others?” We must not let this essential component and foundation of our world fall to the wayside.  Like anything in life, that which is left unattended, forgotten and ignored, will atrophy and waste away.  Let us not get so caught up in our […]

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