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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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REST

In Defense of REST

Are you ever tired?  Sorry, that’s a silly question!  The answer is YES.  Always. Constantly. So am I.  And because I was so tired, I decided to do something crazy.  I decided to get some rest. WHAT??!!  What is this “REST” you speak of?? I know, I felt the same way when I started.  What […]

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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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be kind

New Year’s Resolutions of a Different Kind: Cultivating Happiness

The ball has dropped, the hangover has subsided… Pinterest and Facebook land are full of blog posts and articles about self improvement, how to lose the holiday weight, and become fit/wealthy/fill-in-the-blank in 2017… I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit disillusioned with resolutions like these. With a toddler and a newborn, I hardly […]

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