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Celebrate Milestones

How to Celebrate Milestones For and With Your Child

A few years ago when my oldest was heading off to Kindergarten, some friends and I brainstormed on how we could celebrate our kids (all boys) to encourage them before they started school. We landed on the idea of making gift baskets for each kid with some meaningful things inside – an idea, which while […]

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A Blanket Apology for Always Being Late

  Dear Teacher/ Coach/ Principal/ Work Colleague/ Doctor/ Stylist/ Friend, I would like to apologize for our tardiness to school/practice/ work/ my appointment/ literally everything. I don’t want to make excuses, but simply to say that I am sorry that we are always late. I realize that no one likes having their time wasted and […]

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Parental Control Only Goes So Far, Better Learn That Lesson Early

This is really in response to a blog post I read not long ago…. I think it was another organic vs non-organic foods for the good of mankind debate.  Whatever.  And I wouldn’t normally even leave a comment.  Because y’all, I’m not in the business of telling other moms how to raise their kids.  But […]

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Dear Future Me Mom :: A Letter to Myself in 10 Years

Dear Future Me Mom, How have things been? I can’t believe it has been 10 years and we have teenagers now!! It seems like only yesterday you were sitting on the couch wondering when they would grow up and calm down. Now it seems like they are never around and those special moments are few […]

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Mom on the Run

I don’t share this story often or with many, but right after I had my second child, I was very overweight and unhealthy. I had just been laid off from my corporate job and had decided to return to college at night while raising two kids under the age of 3. The decision to go […]

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Ditching the Suburbs for the Countryside

We sold our home in the suburbs this past month and it still feels a little surreal. Our house of 15 years was the place for holiday gatherings, birthdays, celebrations and of course, this was the first and only home my children ever lived in. Mi casita holds so many memories, but it’s time for a […]

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