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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (I Hate) Christmas

There. I said it. I hate Christmas. I’m a monster. (Momster?) My disdain for this upcoming season has been growing exponentially over recent years. I used to love it. I loved the music, the decorations, the parties, the family togetherness. Or rather, I think I loved my expectations of all these things.  Christmas now just […]

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Thank God for Doulas

When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]

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To Love a Veteran

Every year, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th as a way to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Originally Armistice Day (a day that marked the end of World War I), legislation was passed in 1954 to change the day to Veterans Day. It’s often difficult for me to […]

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Mom Confession: I Messed Up.

I messed up. I let my middle child fall through the cracks. We’d been having serious issues lately, and I was worried. After a particularly rough day, when I was at my wit’s end and considering a child and family therapist, I just straight up asked him: “What am I doing wrong? What do you […]

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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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“YES” Day

How many times have you said no today? I am usually around double digits before I have even finished reheating my second cup of the coffee in the microwave…..for the third time. The reasons I say no tend to vary. If I were to break it down, it would probably break out like this: 35% […]

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