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The Love Lock-In Challenge

I am notoriously and shamefully unaware of current events, but even I have heard about nationwide and local school violence/lock-down threats. The uncertainty of it all is enough to make this chronic over-reactor want to homeschool my kids in our own self-sustaining little commune. Instead of going all Howard Hughes, however, I’m going to propose […]

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More Than a Hashtag

The famous Fiona of the Cincinnati Zoo, turns ONE on 1/24/18. #TeamFiona is more than a hashtag or obsession of a now 600-plus-pound hippopotamus for me. Growing up in Cincinnati, and now living relatively close to the city, we’ve made it a point to be members of the zoo for the last couple years. It’s […]

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I’m not Treasuring any More Moments.

“You HAVE to babywear or your child won’t learn to bond properly and will never know how to love!”         “Let the baby cry itself to sleep or it won’t learn to sleep ever in its entire life!”   “If you use anything other than all organic everything, you’re basically a monster.”  […]

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Talking to your Pregnant Friends

Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride to say the least and is something we all handle differently. Some women love it, some loath it, and others fall somewhere in between. However, one thing that affects us all is how others speak to us during this time. While most things are said without cruel intentions behind […]

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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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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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