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Missing my Mom Friends

Missing My Mom Friends

Friendships come and go. That is the one thing I have learned over the years.  Now that my kids are away, I am faced with finding ways to keep in touch with my “mom friends.” After graduating from college, I immediately moved with my soon-to-be husband out of state. I had grown up in the […]

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Traditions...The Real Magic of Christmas

Tradition…The Real Magic of Christmas

Wanting to make your child’s holiday special can be an exhausting task.  After years of trying to make the holidays magical for my kids, I finally learned where the magic really was. Let the Christmas Begin! Every year after Thanksgiving, I haul up boxes of Christmas decorations from the basement, nag my husband to drag […]

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Adventures in Daddy Daycare

Adventures in Daddy Daycare

Let’s get this out of the way now…I am not dissing dads.  I’m not even dissing my husband.  I’m simply stating facts here.  Daddy Daycare at my house was banana-nuts with a cherry on top!  Testing the Waters After the birth of our first child, going back to work for me meant a 6am feeding, […]

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Being Known as "The Strict Mom"

Being Known as “The Strict Mom”

This summer I was able to get together with some friends for a night of catching up. We enjoyed each others’ company over a glass of wine out by the fire pit on a cool night. Over the course of the evening, we reminisced about the younger years when our daughters first met and how […]

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Raising Three Girls...Oh Boy!

Raising Three Girls…Oh Boy!

For anyone who had been blessed with raising girls, you know the sweetness and joy that comes with it. I have been blessed with raising three girls. Here’s what I’ve learned looking back: Embracing their personalities For the most part, my daughters who were about 2 1/2 years apart, got along well growing up. A […]

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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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