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Becoming an Empty-Nester...What Do I Do Now?

Becoming an Empty Nester: What Do I Do Now?

It’s happened.  The day I have been dreading for eighteen years is here….my baby, Hanna, is graduating.  I will officially be an “empty nester” in August.  Sigh. How on Earth did this happen? It’s not rocket science, she grew up. The same thing happened to her two older sisters. But why? Why did they have […]

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I've Become my Mother and I'm OK with it!

I’ve Become My Mother & I’m OK With It!

I remember vividly the day I uttered those infamous words… “I will never become my mother!”  Some things my mom did seemed so odd, over-protective, and sometimes just downright gross.   Where on earth did she come up with this stuff?  Was there a manual for moms titled “1001 Weird Parenting Tips?”  I had decided […]

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The Birthday Party Wars: Waving the White Flag!

The Birthday Party Wars: Waving the White Flag!

Lessons on motherhood come in all shapes and sizes, even ones that are disguised as something as harmless as a birthday invitation. When my oldest daughter’s first birthday rolled around, we planned a family get-together with the obligatory “messy cake face” picture.  Her second birthday was simple with playtime with cousins, cake, and ice cream.  […]

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