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Christmas as a Single Mom

Holiday planning can be difficult for a divorced parent. I never imagined seeing my child’s face light up on Christmas morning, every other year. This is the fifth year I will enjoy the holidays as a single mom. Each year I add new traditions and modify old ones that do not serve my family of […]

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Sometimes We Say “No”

It seems to have happened overnight. Our calendar became a shared, color-coded rainbow, over scheduled mess. Events, gatherings, sports, extra circulars, meetings, parties, plans… Partner that with a traveling spouse, and it got out of control quickly. We are very thankful to have family, friends, and things that keep us busy, but there are times […]

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The Working Mom’s Radius

After all of January’s talk of resolutions and goals, I got to thinking about one of my long-term goals that has been in the works since before I even had kids. One day, I was talking to a coworker in an office in another state. We were working on a deadline, and she told me […]

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Living in the Present this Holiday Season

Living in the present can be an elusive goal. Every year, around this time, I begin reflecting on the year that was, and thinking of what I might do differently in the year ahead. I always land on the same goal – live in the moment, and be present. To-do lists, planning ahead, being prepared – these are […]

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