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Motherhood is Hard. It’s Okay to Say So.

A friend of mine often jokes that, as moms, we’re invisible. We’re at the grocery store. We’re at home making dinner. We’re in the office at school turning in forms. We’re at work, toting breast pumps and brushing off an applesauce stain on our dress. We aren’t turning any heads. We’re barely getting noticed. We […]

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Nominating Myself for Mom-of-the-Year

Almost 2 years have passed since my daughter, Charlotte, broke her leg. The accident isn’t something I like to talk about, but I’m reminded of it daily. The hot pink cast went all the way up to her thigh and got remarks of sympathy and awe everywhere we went. It’s like the scarlet letter she wore, […]

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Great Gift Ideas:: Gifts That Keep Giving

When I was expecting my first baby, a family friend gave my mom some “first time Nana” advice to prepare her for being a grandmother. Give gifts that keep giving.  Her friend was encouraging my mom away from filling our house with toys that will be played with once and forgotten (because what child doesn’t end […]

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The F Words of (Step) Parenting

My step-son just left from spending his Winter break with us. Two and half weeks away from his school in Arizona and it was its typical roller coaster. We had the “Who are you again?” phase, which climbed quickly into the “How much can I get away with?” phase. It eventually evened out to be […]

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Get It Together {When it’s all falling apart}

There’s no other way to say it: there are seasons of life that can really suck. I could make you a list of my current struggles (the struggle is real!!) and there are moments when I feel like it’s all falling apart. When life starts to feel overwhelming, how do we keep it all together? […]

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