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Mother’s Day: My First Without My Mom

I remember walking through the drug store with my eldest kiddo looking for my favorite shampoo when it caught me totally off guard. If I had known, or been prepared about my reaction, maybe I would have avoided the trip altogether, but that’s the thing about emotions..they can be sneaky little jerks. I stopped dead […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage: The St. Patrick’s Day Staple

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and it seems that most holidays are synonymous with food. Turkey dominates Thanksgiving, ham is usually served on Easter, and St. Patrick’s Day conjures up visions of deliciously seasoned corned beef and boiled cabbage. Some also equate “kegs and eggs” with St. Patrick’s Day fare, especially if you are […]

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The Underachiever’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, people seem to fall into three camps. There are the revelers who have March 17 circled in bold green on their calendar. They get dressed head to toe in green, eat ONLY bangers and mash, and even do some kind of intricate and magical craft for their kids […]

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Mardi Gras Mambo? With the Family?

When you hear the phrase “Mardi Gras,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is “boobs, beads, and booze,” right? You’ve heard all the stories and seen all the movies that portray the infamous debauchery that occurs on Bourbon Street. While some of that may be true, there’s actually another side to Mardi Gras […]

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When Cupid’s Arrow Hits Home {Part One} – Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents

February 14. Yes, THAT February 14. All the cards and chocolates and crazy people rushing around for the one-dozen roses – in hopes, they aren’t being ripped off (but they probably are because they waited until the last minute). AHH. Yes. It’s about here. And it’s on a Wednesday. MmmmHmmmm. Wednesday y’all. Get yer party […]

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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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