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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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Are you a Bad Mom?

I finally had the opportunity to watch Bad Moms and I loved the movie! In this new comedy about a Mom who has (or appears to have) a perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career – but in reality, she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to […]

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The Ten Year Nap

All my kids are now in school full-time – for the first time. It’s taken ten years, but we’ve finally made it. I always figured I’d be the first mom popping the champagne cork when my youngest finally got on the morning bus, but — and I’m finding this hard to believe — I wasn’t. […]

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The Joy of Missing Out

Last weekend my family did nothing. No festivals, no kids’ sports, no playdates, no birthday parties, no get-togethers with friends or extended family. It was awesome. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my city, my extended family, and my friends more than anything, but there is something glorious about a weekend filled with nothing to […]

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Parenting Without Expectation

Raising children to become adults is by far the most frightening challenging job a person can be called to do. Being responsible for the people your children become, knowing that they will either contribute to or take away from the overall success of society is terrifying. All of the pressures of social media to be […]

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