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Amnesia Mom

Amnesia Mom

Amnesia mom is a term I’ve created for the mom whose kids are grown and who has seemingly forgotten what life is like with babies and toddlers. You likely run into her in the line at the grocery store, “They are so cute! I remember when my kids were that little! Enjoy every minute it […]

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Finding “Me Time” in this Mom Life

Self-care. Boundaries. Stress relief. Being present. Hobbies. Relaxation. Personal interests. Saying no. Saying yes. Balance. Sleep. Exercise. Adult interaction. Relationships. Mental stimulation. Wine. (Let’s just put wine in there.) Me time. As a new mother, I knew I needed these things. I knew I craved these things. Yet, on the rare occasion that I got […]

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Finding the Beauty

Some days the ugly in the world seems overwhelming. Some days the hate in the world seems unbearable. Some days the fear in our lives seem suffocating. Yesterday was one of those days. I recently returned to yoga after nearly two years away from my practice. Every time I step on my mat, I am […]

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Plain and Simple

Plain and Simple

How do you begin to describe the magnitude of the horrific tragedy that happened today in Orlando? News reports are calling it the “Largest Mass Shooting in U.S. History.” 49 innocent people killed and 53 injured. That is over 100 people. 100 people who were at their safe place. One of the few places where […]

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Mom Wars

We’ve all been there. You meet someone new and then comes the infamous question “So, what do you do?” Great, here it comes. I’ll either be seen as unloving or unmotivated. Regardless of your reply, whether you work in or out of your home, it seems like there’s no answer that is applauded by everyone. Some days you might even struggle with how you […]

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When Crafts Get Crass

I love arts and crafts … sewing, coloring, fairy house making, painting, you name it, I LOVE it. I’m not very good at any of it (don’t tell my daughter), but it feels so great to let your creativity run wild and free. After having kids, It seemed obvious this would transfer seamlessly into my […]

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