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POSITIVE POST IT NOTES

If this sounds remotely like your Jr.High experience, it certainly was mine and I dreaded every.single.day. I was more nervous for my girls to start Jr.High than they were. And while I feel like they are surviving, if not thriving, there still have been bumps in the road. Aubrey is my oldest and she has […]

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SAYING GOODBYE TO THE FAMILY DOG

We are sad he’s gone, but we have a lot to be grateful for. Not only were we able to cancel the dreaded appointment to put him down on Christmas Eve, he rallied and acted like himself for three bonus days. He played outside with the kids, he raised his eyebrow at us with his signature […]

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AN OPEN LETTER TO MY TWEENAGER

Dear Jocelyn, Never in my wildest dreams did I expect that the moment I realized you were growing up would happen over  a greasy burger on a random Saturday. Yes, it was there as I grabbed a quick lunch with you after picking you up from dance that I looked at you, and for the first […]

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HURTING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

You can run, but you can’t hide. Reminders of the holiday season are everywhere. Grocery stores are infiltrated with decorations, toy catalogs arrive in our mailboxes daily, and invitations for special events flood our social media accounts. No matter what’s going on in our lives, the message is inescapable: “Bask in the glow of being surrounded […]

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10 REASONS NO BABY IS NO PROBLEM

Not long ago my “baby” turned 3.  It’s as if she blew out 3 candles and my biological clock was like, “whoa whoa whoa, are you sure you’re ok not having a baby in the house?”  It’s safe to say 95% of the time I am solidly done procreating.  We’ve maxed out our bandwidth for […]

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