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What I Love About Three

When my daughter was two years old, I can’t tell you how many people said to me, “if you think two is hard, just wait until she turns three.” Time after time, people told me that the “terrible twos” had nothing on the “trying threes.” I’m sure all of these ladies had good intentions in […]

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Whole30: That Time I Gave Up Wine for 30 Days and Lived To Write About It

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, a nutritionist, or any sort of expert on health or nutrition.  The thoughts in this post are just my own opinions and experiences with following the Whole30 plan.  Whole30. Maybe you’ve heard of it–it’s becoming increasingly popular in the dieting world–which sadly, is a world that many of us […]

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Why Every Mom Needs a Guilt Free Getaway

I recently read an article about how women, in particular, moms, bear the brunt of the “emotional labor” (I’ve also heard it referred to as “mental load”) in our families. The basic premise is that, even when it appears on the surface that our spouses or partners are equally sharing the household responsibilities, the reality […]

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What Every Mom Should Know About Making A Will

It seems like there is a day or even a month for everything these days, doesn’t it? The powers that be have dubbed August “National Make A Will Month.” (Seriously, who decides these things?) As an attorney, I’m constantly approached by friends asking me if they need a will, and if so, can they do it themselves online? Here […]

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Dorothy Lane Market Drive-Up: The Grocery Gift to Busy Moms

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Dorothy Lane Market. We love supporting local businesses we feel add real value to the lives of our readers.As a busy mama, I’m always looking for ways to save time. As a recent inductee into the “moms of 2 or more kiddos” club, figuring out […]

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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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