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A Chaee Filled Life-

A Chaee Filled Life: My Crash Course Into Iranian Culture

How many of you can remember watching ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and laughing at how Greeks use Windex to cure everything? I know I certainly did. Well, in my house it’s not Windex, it’s chaee (‘tea’ in Farsi). I didn’t have a big fat Persian wedding (I’ll save that for another post), but I […]

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Why women

Why Women Hate Each Other

Yes, that title was meant to grab your attention. This piece is controversial. It will make you feel things and it may make you uncomfortable, but it’s time to start looking at things that we don’t want to see. I was inspired to write this piece after a certain political event that took place recently. […]

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Explaining Life {and Death}

Explaining Life (and Death) to a Toddler

I began writing a piece about a month and a half ago about why, for a mom of 3 littles, the ‘Holiday Season’ is not always the ‘most wonderful time of year.’ It was to be cheeky and lighthearted. As in, “Why, oh why, can’t strangers stop offering my kids sweets/junk wherever we go?!” And […]

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fiercely loyal

Fiercely Loyal and Far From Fake

I am fiercely loyal.  Almost to a fault. I will let almost anything slide.  Except for two things.  Lies.  And being fake.  As I approach my mid-thirties I feel even more empowered to just be myself.     I’ve been myself for a VERY long time.  Annoyingly so, I’m sure.   I have many opinions about […]

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Tolerance

My Thanksgiving Wish

There are so many concerns in our day to day lives. As Moms, we have our kids, spouse, health, family, friends, dishes, laundry, housekeeping, this week’s holiday bake sale and 10,000 other things on our minds 10,000 times a day. This isn’t even including the ‘macro’ things like politics, war, race and gender issues, etc. […]

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baby

The Day My Baby’s Brain Broke

If you ask my three-year-old why Mommy and Daddy were in the hospital for a week, he would tell you that his baby sister’s brain is broken. I guess that this is a pretty accurate description. My daughter is six months and three days old. She is a happy, outgoing, feisty little thing and the […]

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My Search For a Tribe

I have to be straight forward and say I am not a fan of cliques. I don’t like it when I see a group of people who do not welcome someone new to their group. I’ve never felt like I belonged to a certain group or clique. Sometimes, I wonder if something is wrong with […]

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Family Play Date

Family Play Date

I was prepared to arrange play dates for my son when he started preschool last year. Many of my best childhood memories happened during play dates – epic games of hide and seek, playing with someone else’s toys (always better than your own), eating foods I never got at home, and the general euphoria of […]

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Lattes and Manicures Make Everything Better, Right?

Lattes and Manicures Make Everything Better, Right?

I’ve quickly realized that being a mother means you are a caretaker. That is probably common sense to most people, but I truly didn’t understand the depth of the job when I applied: You quite literally take care of a little human(s) 24/7. I also know that caretakers, by profession, experience one of the highest […]

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