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I’m Not As Cool As I Used To Be

I have recently come to realize, that I’m just not as cool as I used to be. Back in the day, I was always clued in to hip new restaurant openings, concerts and events happening in our area, new music, current slang, etc. Now that I am a Mom? Not so much. I’ve worked on […]

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The Good of Getting Away

My son is two-and-a-half and I’d only been away from him for one night since he was born. My sister, a mom to two small kids, was in a similar boat. And it had been at least four or five years since we’d had any time to hang out together, just us. It was time […]

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Times they are a-changin’ in my life: College-age daughter has her own apartment, oldest son is graduating from high school next month, and the youngest is taking driver’s education. The other day I was thinking how the house was quiet. Part of me breathed a sigh of relief and relished the calm. But then I […]

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To the Families of Summer

Melting snow and glimpses of warmer weather — hooray! — especially for young parents starting to think about summer (I mean, living in cold, cold weather – we gotta have something to look forward to when we haven’t seen the sun for weeks). I can remember being overwhelmed when my children were in elementary school […]

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Kid Math: When MORE Kids Equals LESS Work

Let’s talk about one of the weirdest universal truths of parenthood: kid math. I am not talking about some new addition strategy your elementary schooler has to teach you so you can help them with their homework. Although, believe me, I have been there. It’s actually kind of amazing to have your nine-year-old open their […]

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The ABCs of Raising Teens

Musings and encouragement (some humorous, some painfully true) from a mom who has survived 3 teenagers simultaneously the past 3 years (and hoping I didn’t totally screw them up — fingers crossed!) A is for asking open-ended questions (you gotta try to get them to talk) B is for beating yourself up (cuz ya’ will, […]

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