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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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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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