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Ask Dad for Help Raising the Kids – and Say Thanks!

I know what you’re thinking just reading that title. I must be anti-feminism to “thank” the man for doing the work he should, right? After all, – I – am the one who carried our little darlings for nine months and then delivered them to a smiling (completely clothed) father, who had the nerve to […]

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5 Things My Mom Taught Me

My mom taught me some amazing lessons as I grew up.  She taught me by the words she used and by the ones she chose not to say.  She showed me love and tenderness and boundaries and discipline.  I don’t think I thanked her enough for all that she taught me, and I’m sure I […]

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Choosing Me

I sighed audibly as I put down my phone and thought, “Here we go again.”  I tried to move on with my day, but I found myself with thoughts circling around in my head, thoughts that are accompanied by some pretty complicated feelings. Sadness, guilt, irritation, panic and anger to name a few. For a […]

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Redefining Perfection

I’ve always been the girl that wants to succeed at everything I do. During this chapter of life, the things I choose to invest my energy into are, in no particular order: motherhood, being a devoted wife, my career, spending time with friends, my faith, running or other types of fitness activities, and the seemingly […]

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One Less Summer

Summer has always been my favorite time of the year. Hot days, long nights – what’s not to like? This is my first summer as a mom and I’m learning things aren’t quite the same. Although I think I was made for motherhood, sometimes I don’t feel like it.The heat of the sun rays and […]

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Pregnancy After a 7 Year Hiatus

It’s been 7 years since I had that magical moment of taking a pregnancy test to reveal those two pink lines and confirming that there was in fact a major change coming in 9 months. The first time around I was 23 and ready to face it head on with optimism and joy. Now at […]

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