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Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Thank You Mom: A {Literal} Labor Day Tribute

Dear Mom, Today is Labor Day. A day when we celebrate the workforce and the value of hard work. I can’t help but think about child birth when I hear the word “labor.” Somehow, that always gets me thinking about my experience with having two kids of my own, but ultimately my thoughts go back […]

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The Hardest Part of Motherhood

The Hardest Part of Motherhood

Our family has been through a lot over the past 14 months. Way more than I anticipated and definitely more than I would have wished. Especially for my children. Three moves. Two new schools. Lots of upheaval. And plenty of anxiety for this mama now that a new school year is starting. As I sit […]

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Loving the Life I Was Given

Loving the Life I Was given

You know the girl. The one with the wedding idea book full of magazine cutouts. Her babies’ names have been picked out since she was ten. The one who knew what her husband was going to look like, his job, his values. The girl who had her whole adult life planned out. Yeah. That wasn’t […]

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SAHMs vs Working Moms: Motherhood in Their Shoes

Motherhood is a wild ride. There isn’t a manual handed to you when you leave the hospital. With time, you learn what works, what doesn’t and what sacrifices you are willing (or have) to make. Motherhood, no matter if it’s in the home or outside of it, comes with its nuances, struggles, accomplishments, and fears. No […]

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Mothering a Child Who Can't See

Love is Blind: Mothering a Child Who Can’t See

My husband and I got married while he was serving in the United States Marine Corps. Not long after he returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan, we found out we were expecting our first child! Ace was born in a Naval hospital and was warmly welcomed by my husband’s platoon. Soon after Ace was […]

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Beginner's Mind: "Shoshin" Parenting

Beginner’s Mind: “Shoshin” Parenting

Last school year I had the opportunity to hear educator, author, and speaker, Mr. John Perricone. His words spoken that day, as well as the words written in his book, Zen and the Art of Public School Teaching, changed me. He spoke of the Zen philosophy taught to him by his karate master, known as Master […]

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Blog 5 family - Am I doing this right

Am I Doing This Right?

Most of the time I feel like Nick and I are a pretty well-oiled machine. We have a schedule, and we stick to it. More times than not we are smooth sailing. But real life is never like that all the time. Curveballs await at every turn. This past week in particular was full of […]

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