My Perfect Mother’s Day

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As we approach Mother’s Day again this year, my husband and I have revisited the discussion we have every year – what I would like on that day, and how we can make sure we’re getting a chance to be with all the other mothers in our lives. After a few years of Mother’s Days […]

I Do it MYSELF!!

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My little one is heavy into a “myself” phase. She just turned two about two months ago, and I do remember from my first that this stage is both endearing and frustrating. Independence is a beautiful thing. I, of course, want her to be able to dress herself, to butter her own bagel, to cap […]

Taking Care of You

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Moms hear this all the time. If you are the one who takes care of everyone else, you have to take care of yourself as well. Do we do it? I don’t know about you, but I usually don’t. Recently, a friend of mine told a story about ignoring a painful tooth for a year. […]

He Let Me Do It

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Enter now to win a copy of “I Just Want to Be Alone”! Let me tell you why I have an awesome marriage with an awesome husband. No, we don’t have a weekly date night. No, he doesn’t bring me flowers. No, he doesn’t spoil me, pamper me, treat me like a queen every day. […]

What I Hope I DON’T Pass On

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It’s both exciting and intimidating to think of the things that I will pass onto my children, simply by being a primary role model. There are some things I hope my girls get from me. A love for music, theater, and the arts. An inability to hold grudges. A love of books and reading. A […]

What Bogs You Down?

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Last week I was participating in a conversation with some other moms. We were talking about the idea of making family goals, writing out our family values, and basically, giving our household a mission and purpose. As we were talking about all this big picture, overarching stuff, we talked about why these sorts of projects […]

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