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3 Steps to Crushing the Month of May

April showers bring May flowers, but also mayhem, chaos and pandelerium. Can you feel the wave of CRAZY beginning to rise, as May edges a little closer? From graduation parties and sending out invitations, to teacher appreciation luncheons, tea time with mom, athletic events and those last minute birthday evites. How can we handle it […]

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Sorry Mom, But You Are Not Enough

You are NOT Enough. There are days this phrase reverberates through my mind like an air hockey puck, hitting all sides of my brain, as I chase it down to stop the lies. We’re the first to judge ourselves over a messy laundry room, a disastrous kitchen. The first to speak negative thoughts to condemn, […]

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Strength Developed From Motherhood

Before kids, I slept in as late as I wanted, on Egyptian Cotton sheets with the highest thread count, waking up to the peaceful sounds of nothingness. I could book a massage, then grab lunch on an outdoor patio. Remember those days, girls? Running to the grocery store was a breeze. It was just Me, […]

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Tis the Season: Thankfulness vs Commercialism

If the holidays were a boxing match, who would win? Thankfulness vs Commercialism. Oh, how the Marketing Machine of Life keeps us spinning. I ran to the box mart store the other day, with the Little’s in tow, giddy with excitement as they anticipated picking out Halloween decorations 40 days in advance. But as we […]

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Just Moved? A Mom’s Guide to an “Emotionally” Smooth Transition

Did you recently move? Do you feel a loss of identity, uprootedness, grief, sadness, disappointment or comparing what was to what is? Then congratulations, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 40 million people move across the United States, annually. You, like many, ended up in a new town, as your kids […]

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