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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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Daddy and Dad

“Old as she was, she still missed her Daddy sometimes.” -Gloria Naylor I have missed my Daddy for twenty-eight years now. It’s pretty rare that a moment in my own life goes by that I don’t think about what life would be like if he were still here. I can still see him, feel his […]

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Two Beds Are Better Than One

May was Better Sleep Month (so we’re a few days late… oops!) and is there anyone who couldn’t use a better night’s sleep? There are all sorts of tips and tricks for getting better rest: cutting out caffeine, reducing evening screen time, creating relaxing bedtime rituals. But my husband and I took things a few […]

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