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Sweet Summer Memories

Summer is always a marker of time for me. Sweet memories of a moment that feels like yesterday, but may have been years ago. Sometimes it’s not the long-planned vacation, but a simple thing that takes me back. The lake is a place of fond summer memories. We stopped in a cove recently and I […]

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Lest We Forget Our ExPECKted Love

I’ve had the conversation many times with many different moms, and while many of these conversations have been great, and at times full of chuckles, some moms were disgusted and could not fathom why kisses to the lips of your child are even a thing. If you haven’t heard the conversation in your own mom […]

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Things I Could Afford in Lieu of Childcare

It’s every working mom’s dream. It’s a right of passage. In truth, it’s an occasion that truly deserves it’s own hashtag: #kindgartenroundupmypaycheck (it’s a work in progress; suggestions are appreciated). Cheers, toasts, congratulations, and celebrations are in order the minute the last child graduates from childcare to kindergarten. Money materializes into your bank account, and […]

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Middle Age Mamma Musings

I am a middle age mamma. Had I started having kids at the age my childhood peers started their families (17—20 years old), I’d be just shy of being a young (good-looking) granny. Instead I am an almost 40-something with a four year old. By the time I had my son, I wasn’t even sure […]

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Always Eat the Cake

I have been trying incredibly hard lately to do adult things, like making healthy food choices and doing this bizarre thing called running without something chasing you. It is hard and makes me want to cry when no one is looking. But, I have been told more than twice that the time is now, and […]

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Let’s Party: 3 Tips for Decorating Your Next Party

Birthdays are a big celebration at our house. We love balloons, handmade gifts, and singing the happy tune too many times to count. And for those that know me personally, there is no hiding the fact that I love to plan a good party, birthday parties to be exact. Having three kiddos and our oldest […]

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