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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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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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Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Weird title, I know. But when’s the last time you looked at yourself in the mirror? Not superficially, but deep down into your soul. The depths of where we hide things and push things away? When’s the last time you looked into the ugly places inside you? I looked the other day at myself and […]

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Being Nice to Your Spouse

Recently I had all three of my children in the pediatrician’s office for their annual well baby visits: six year, two year and one year.  While I would love to pretend I am super mom and can handle anything by myself, my husband offered to meet me at the pediatrician’s office to help facilitate the […]

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My Internet Friends Are Real

And they are amazing. In early November 2013 I nervously logged in to a popular parenting website, navigated my way to my birth month board and made my first post. I introduced myself, created a signature and hoped for the best. I did not expect to make sixty of my closest friends. It sounds a little […]

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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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How [Not] to Communicate with Your Daughter

We have all heard the cutesy names that mom-society has deemed fit for little kids with attitudes: terrible twos, threenager, fourmonal… Then children grow older and the names stop. An Instagram picture of an enraged child and #7YearOldMadAboutBeingGroundedFromtheiPad would not warrant the same reaction as a 3-year-old making the exact same same face with #threenager attached […]

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