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ChoosingMe

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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Traveling WITHOUT your Kids: Tips for Surviving a Kid-Free Trip

If you’re planning a solo parent trip (or the trip is planned for you by a loved one’s nuptials, celebration or death) you probably started out thinking it might be kind of nice to travel sans little ones. Just you and your sweetie. Sip some wine, maybe go dancing. Rekindle your romance. Ahhhh. But… then […]

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The Truth About Drying Up {Series}

This series is dedicated to discussing some of my more challenging experiences in motherhood. In the first installment of this series, I talked about the first of my 3 D’s: [Gender] Disappointment. The Second D: Drying Up There are messages you see and hear when you’re pregnant and become a mom. People don’t always say […]

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The Holiday You Didn't KnowYou Were Missing

The Holiday You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

I bet none of you have exchanged gifts, sent cards, had flowers delivered, or even called to wish someone well in honor of today’s national holiday. I haven’t. Because who knew that today, July 26th, is National Aunt and Uncle Day? (It’s also national All or Nothing Day, Bagelfest Day, and Coffee Milkshake Day, so […]

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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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Lessons From the Climbing Rope

I recently enrolled my daughter in gymnastics. We were encouraged by her teacher to get her involved in extracurricular activities to support interactions with other children. Ella-Grace, for lack of better terms, is an only child. This isn’t by choice, but as the result of us losing her brother and the elected tubal ligation during […]

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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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