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When I was a little girl, I remember being told that I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. The president of the United States. The first girl to play for the Dodgers. The CEO...
When we chose your name, your Dad and I had spent hours and hours making first and middle name combinations, changing and tweaking what we could call you, and what nicknames you may have. We bought book after book...
I had lunch with an old friend from college today. It had been nearly 9 months since we'd last seen each other, and we live less than an hour apart. We have 3 kids between us though, and as...
It was easy to pass by the tiny patch of roses without even noticing. The spring blooms, stretching into the sky, coming to life again. They sat quietly next to the sidewalk leading into the gym. Waiting to be...
I recently had dinner with a new friend. She just started her very first professional job after finishing her advanced degree and was in the midst of planning her wedding. She reminded me so much of myself at that...
If you can't say anything nice... don't say anything at all.  This phrase is a one I heard growing up over and over again, and I think we all need to ponder this before we post on social media and...
CONFESSION. We just put our 'first date' of 2019 on the calendar. Yup. My husband and I, that is. I don't know about you, but (wo)man, it is hard to date this day and age. Date my husband, that is....
Tired Mama, Tired Mama What Do You See: Inspired by Eric Carle and Tired Mamas Everywhere Tired Mama, tired Mama what do you see? I see a stack of laundry looking at me. Tired Mama, tired Mama what do you see? I see...
(Caution: Mild Spoilers Below) As millions of fans are still reeling from the disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT), I am doing what most moms do in bad situations - trying to make the...
To work or not to work? That question has challenged moms for decades. Or, more specifically, to work outside the home or not. Because, let’s be real. Every mom works, whether she receives a paycheck or not. And you...
This topic has weighed heavy on my heart for some time now. It is something I have struggled with immensely over the years and feel completely silly about. I usually have to dig deep within to even allow myself...
Mommas, I’m going to be really honest and vulnerable with you right now: the world that we live in absolutely terrifies me when I think about it too much. Mass shootings, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, human trafficking, the opioid...
I'm really a very ordinary person. I'm a wife, a stepmother, a mother, an employee, a friend, a woman. I say I'm ordinary because there are so many women that can also fill these shoes. I have, just like many,...
I was recently scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across a post written by a first-time mom. In this post, she lamented how difficult it was to function when her sweet 7-month-old daughter was still not sleeping...

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