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Seven Thoughts on Parenting Middles

My parenting inadequacies have been shining brightly! I have successfully faked it for years. However, we have entered a new season in our home. We edged in quietly and unnoticed when it was just the first born. Now that the second born has entered middle school….Lord help us all. Hormones are to blame. I’ve even written […]

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Parenting When You Have to Dig Deep

Some parts of being a mom come easy for me. Like: Making my son chicken and dumplings when he has a cold. Helping my daughter shop for the perfect outfit at a real bargain. Making perfectly themed goody bags for special events.    The person that I am finds those things easy. I love to […]

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Not My World: Prioritizing Parenthood

My kids are not my world. As I scroll the news feed on my Facebook page, I see countless adorable pictures of babies. I’m in the time of life where friends are announcing the birth or adoption of children, a truly wonderful thing! Inevitably, though, I’ll see this hashtag: #myworld. Friends, though that hashtag may […]

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I’m a Mom. I have Tattoos.

Last weekend I added tattoo number 9. I started with my first back in my early 30s. Every single one of them marks a phase, a love, an event in my life that I wanted to permanently remind myself of or carry that feeling with me. For me it’s not based on seeking attention or […]

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Resolutions (why your kids need you to set them)

Parties. Drinks. Confetti. Glitter. Goofy hats. Fancy Dresses. Onsie pajamas. Bottles. Mickey Mouse & Doc McStuffins. Bubble Baths. Slobbery newborn kisses. Bedtime stories & stepping on legos as the ball drops in NYC. Everyone celebrates it differently, but it’s my favorite holiday. What I really love is the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I […]

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