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Author Archive | Alissa

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Vacation :: Then and Now

Vacation – an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home, traveling Vacation with Kids – a trip to a different city, but with the same responsibilities as home Now that we are unpacked from our most recent beach vacation, I can honestly admit that this trip was the first with kids that […]

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Mom Deja Vu

Everyone has experienced Deja Vu at some point in their lives. Lately, I have been experiencing something I can only describe as Mom Deja Vu. Every morning, I make a cup of coffee to take in the car as we drive to school. As I loaded up the car and started to back out of […]

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Jazzercise is My Jam

So – when you read the word JAZZERCISE – what comes to mind? If you are thinking 1980s, leg warmers, leotards, and Richard Simmons – you aren’t the only one. However – Jazzercise is nothing like that anymore. It is fun, fresh, and current – both in music selections and exercise goals. It is my […]

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This Phase of Sweetness

When my children were 1 and 2.5, I wondered what life would be like when both kids didn’t nap, when both kids were in school, when both kids were kids… not babies. I felt like I was drowning : nursing, rushing home for nap time, lack of sleep, and the endless diaper changes. Now that […]

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Do You Have a Work Spouse?

Work spouse, work husband, work wife… According to Wikipedia, a work spouse is a phrase, mostly in American English, referring to a co-worker, usually of the opposite sex, with whom one shares a special relationship, having bonds similar to those of a marriage. Confession #1: I have 3 work wives. Yes – 3! That’s what […]

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Neighbors = Life Preservers

Growing up, my neighborhood was full of children. We would ride our bikes to and from each other’s houses, have sleepovers, eat meals together, and play from sun up to sun down. I remember running across the street to borrow an egg or a cup of milk from my neighbors for my mom numerous times. […]

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