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Making Vacation Magic Happen

Now that our kids are older, we aren’t schlepping a stroller, diapers, a pack n play, or special baby food when we travel, which makes life much easier. We’ve recently been fortunate enough to take them on two vacations. One trip was a huge success; the other one felt like a lot of work. Given […]

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Code yellow

Code Yellow

I was sitting at a work lunch when my phone rang. My daughter’s school was calling. I thought it was the nurse’s office because that morning she said her stomach had been hurting. On the second ring my mind jumped to a very dark place. I thought her school was under attack. In the moment, […]

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Aspiring minimalist mama

An Aspiring Minimalist Mama

My house is empty. My kids rooms have the basics. My closets are only half full. The kids playroom has plenty of toys, but most of them are in baskets and can quickly be put away in cabinets that have doors that can be closed to the chaos. I’m not trying to hide the fact […]

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I need alone time

I Need Alone Time

The days are full, the list are long, and the responsibilities of being a mom can be daunting. I remember the day so vividly….My husband was out of town for the week, I had several big deadlines at work and my parents were coming in town for the weekend. I had just dropped one kid […]

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top 5 best babysitter qualities

Top Five Best Babysitter Qualities

When I am asked to attend an event or join friends for dinner, I’m always excited about the chance to go out, but dread finding a babysitter. It seems like this is a scramble for most moms, so their willingness to share the ones they’ve vetted is like asking them to donate a kidney. I’ve […]

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cutting out the life clutter

Cutting Out The Life Clutter

Tired of waking up feeling like another day was going to pass me by with little success, I wanted something to change. As an overachiever  – wife-ing, motherhood, friendships and everything in between – was getting a C- from me at best. I wanted to pop out of bed ready to face the day and […]

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Together we can change the narrative

Together We Can Change the Narrative

Things feel a little off as of late, like there is bad juju in the air. Hate crimes, natural disasters and disheartening politics are all I see on the news and, maybe it’s just me, but lately the world just feels heavy. In times like these, I think of our children, their innocence, and their […]

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life without diapers

Life Without Diapers

One of my most bizarre parenting moments has been watching a human that I pushed out of my body, learning to push a poop out of his body. We are in the midst of potty training, and I’m oddly proud, extremely grossed out, and thrilled that our life with diapers has ended. My little guy […]

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The Wide World of Play Dates

The Wide World of Play Dates

“Can I pleaseeeee go to a friend’s house?” is the first question I’m greeted with when I walk in the door. My favorite five-and-a-half year old has recently discovered the world of play dates and she is obsessed. From our yard, I can see several other houses, so I’m comfortable with her riding her bike […]

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