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The Perfect “Anti-Social” Summer

As social media feeds are jam-packed with the grand summer adventures of others, I cannot help but feel pressured. We should be taking more trips. The kids should be doing more social things with others. We should really see that movie, visit that pool, or make that project. Here’s the truth: I just can’t. Here’s…

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Summer Lovin’: A Manifesto for Sanity and Joy

So we have all heard the saying, “If Mom Isn’t Happy, No One Is Happy”, this one has stood the test of time because…truth. Moms tend to set the tone for the household. When I am cranky it is like an electric force field hanging over my home, threatening the lives of my offspring. And…

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Fearlessly Facing 40

It’s here. A new season in my life. Break out black balloons and “Over the Hill” banners, I am 40. With all the talk of “40 is the new 20” I would like to say that is the mindset I am going to face this season with. But, it’s not. I keep waiting for the…

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The sit…you’ve earned it now go claim it

These days, living with 5 kids is sort of like living in a frat house, or what I would imagine living in a frat house to be, based on my time in college visiting quite a few of them. It’s loud, there is a lot of yelling and mayhem and mess and everyone is always…

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Hiding in the Closet with Coffee

There are days where all I want to do is hide.  If I were to build my dream home, there would be a small closet with one comfy chair, some dim lighting, maybe some soothing “elevator” music, and, of course, my Kurig.  It would be my hideout.   Isn’t that the feeling we created time…

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Back Off, “Mr. Clean”

If you are looking for me on a Saturday morning, you can be sure I am whirling around my house, running over anyone who gets in my way in the pursuit of one goal: clean floors. In thinking about my obsession with clean floors I am forced to consider the obvious question: “What does a clean…

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