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It is Time to Make Mother-Daughter Trips a Tradition

As a stay at home mom whose husband’s demanding career takes him away from home for extended periods of time, all aspects of parenting our daughter is my responsibility. It is often said that stay-at-home mothers embody different personas; we are the housekeepers, teachers, chefs, financial advisors, nurses, chauffeurs, playmates and the list goes on. […]

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Romantic Valentine's Day scene of a young couple silhouettes holding hands by the sea staring at colorful sunset in the island of Koh Phangan, Thailand. Love scene concept

My Relationship is Not A Romantic Comedy

I’ve soaked up the Hollywood version of relationships throughout my entire life. Thus, my idea of romance and courtship comes from a combination of 80’s and 90’s rom-coms, General Hospital, and Beverly Hills 90210. I know, it’s surprising that I’ve never slept with a teacher or hard-core stalked anyone. I watched The Notebook until I […]

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The Gift of Time Away From the Kids

Yes, I said it. Spending time away from your kids is a gift. I recently experienced my latest gift in the form of a vacation to New Orleans with my husband, Jake of nearly 17 years. We had not been away from our kids for more than a night or a day in quite some […]

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Let’s All Be the Supportive Friend

The Story That Inspired My Thoughts I recently read a blog entry from a woman sharing her own breast cancer survival story which included her friends’ responses to her journey to recovery. Although super supportive throughout her mastectomy surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments, one friend had a surprising response to her plans for plastic surgery/ […]

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My Internet Friends

For me, being a mom has meant both rarely being alone and yet often feeling lonely. Much to my surprise, however, I’ve found a lot of support online. I know I’m not the only one looking for it there– but I do think I’m relatively unique in that I’ve found it there! The internet can […]

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Finding Freedom in Unfollowing

Whether you’re parenting pre-teens who are navigating the Pandora’s box of opinions and ideas on social media, or you’re frustrated with your girlfriend over-posting about her new side gig, you might be surprised by the freedom you’ll feel when you choose to (breathe) unfollow.  Sure you may have 1,000 “friends” on Facebook. The problem is […]

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