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Dear Broken Mama

Dear Broken Mama, Today was hard, wasn’t it? Life has thrown you some curveballs, and you’re struggling just to keep up. You miss the days when things were simpler, when things felt more carefree. You feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, and it’s suffocating. You wonder how you ended up here, […]

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This holiday, we are enough

Growing up, my family was the center of all holidays. No matter how far we strayed during the year, we always came home for the holidays. After I got married, my husband and I kept that tradition. Our respective families were the focus of our holidays. At first, it was easy. Spending a holiday without them just felt […]

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Lessons My Children Have Taught Me

When we bring children into this world, our job is to teach, nurture, guide and love them. I’ve been at this job called motherhood for 17 years and I think that I have learned more from my children than I ever thought I would. But there are a few lessons that stand out. Lesson 1.  […]

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The Lies Moms Tell Themselves

Step into my office.  Have a seat on my comfortable couch.  Lean in and listen.  I’m about to give you some free therapy.  Don’t worry, you need to hear this.  We all do.  And you will feel better afterwards.  You will leave feeling lighter.  You will be more empowered.  It’s time to expose the lies. […]

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To My Friends Without Kids

To my old friends without kids, Once upon a time, our friendships were easy. Just plain easy. Conversations flowed, we could get together whenever and wherever we wanted for however long. But things have changed. There are things I want you to know… To my new friends without kids, You, whom I met after I had children, you […]

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Why Cancer Patients Need a Good Bra {and it’s not what you think!}

CANCER. It’s a complete sucker punch. And when it happens to someone we love, IT. SUCKS. We’re desperate to help, but feel helpless. I’ve had cancer. I’ve supported both of my parents through it. My strategy? BE A BRA. Lift up. Provide support. Give comfort. Cancer is a roller coaster of emotions. Some days feel calm. Others feel […]

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On Parenting in the Midst of Tragedy

All great changes are preceded by chaos. -Deepak Chopra You know what? I sure as hell hope that is true. What has happened to our world? What is going on? In the past month we’ve experienced a mass shooting at a nightclub, multiple bombings and shooting in Islamic countries, two more black men dead at the […]

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What My Children Teach Me about Dementia

My grandmother was one of the strongest women I know. She was smart and business savvy. She was the most organized person and didn’t need Pinterest for inspiration. She knew how to hold her own in conflict or stressful situations. She was hilarious, talented, and oh-so-stubborn. She was the best new car deal haggler ever. She was a Supermom who […]

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