Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Nasty Comparison Game – for Kids and Adults

We’re all just living our lives, aren’t we?  Trying to be the best versions of ourselves, managing the needs and desires of our families and ourselves, and hopefully giving back to the world in a positive way. But sometimes, the … Continue reading

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Mornings: Making the Coffee Before you Make the Baby Bottle

There are mornings that feel like they were crafted by the devil himself.  After hours upon hours of children tag-teaming the middle-of-the-night screaming job, you “awaken” (which is too strong of a word) to face the day, not rested, angry, … Continue reading

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Neither Here Nor There – Meeting in the Middle

This morning, my youngest daughters created an image that I already know will be imprinted in my memory for a long time:  an almost-one-year-old standing in her crib trying to climb out and a 2 1/2 year old dangling on … Continue reading

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Divorce & Kids – Living Without Regret

My beautiful girl, my Freckles, sits smiling in the autumn sunlight not knowing the alternative path her life could have taken.  Eleven years ago today, I married her father.   The marriage wasn’t meant to be, but she most certainly … Continue reading

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Single-Serving Tasty Fall Desserts

Mmmmm….Autumn.  Something about the cooler air stirs my inner baker.  I start thinking of warm apple pies topped with ice cream, sweet muffins, chocolate candy, and pumpkin everything.  But the devil of these cravings is the extra pounds to be … Continue reading

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Instead of Doing, I Just Didn’t

When the clock strikes 1:00PM, nap time begins for my two little ones.  I kiss their cheeks with loving words whispered into their tiny ears, shut their bedroom door, and EXHALE.  Big time.  It’s as if I am racing around … Continue reading

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