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#metoo … And Probably You Too

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been on Facebook and you’ve seen the swarm of women updating their status with #metoo. Some are sharing personal stories, some are sharing empowering quotes, and some are keeping it short with just the hashtag. But it’s being shared nonetheless. It is outrageous that this even needs […]

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Living the Screen Free Life

Screen time. One of the many “hot topics” in parenthood these days. And I know by reading the title, half of you are probably rolling your eyes muttering “oh brother” while the other half are cheering saying “preach it sister!” I just ask if you are in the first camp to hear read me out. So […]

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An Open Letter To My Running Shoes

Dear ASICS GEL-Nimbus, I know they’re sick of our PDA. They’re tired of the social media posts. I’m sure they’re over my sweaty face and hearing how far we went. I know to some extent even those that are rooting for us are done hearing about it. No one can ever really comprehend how much […]

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Getting Kids in the Kitchen

My kids are always asking to help in the kitchen. And I almost always say ‘no’ or distract them from doing something else. I know that they need to learn some basic cooking skills. I know they should be familiar with how a kitchen works. I know I need to help them to be comfortable […]

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Paralyzed by Perfection: Learning to “Let it Go”

Extreme perfectionism can do two things to a person: it can either propel them forward into success, or it can paralyze them. I have been a Perfectionist for over 29 years. As a child, I made my bed every day starting at age 3. My pink bedroom was meticulously organized right down to Barbie’s fancy […]

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Lunch Lessons: Quick Tips to Make Packing {a little} Less Awful

Lunch. It’s the bane of mom-existence. If you’re anything like me, you dread making lunches for your child(ren). Not only is it difficult finding foods to send (I’d classify mine as semi-picky eaters), but it’s also a challenge to find foods that they can eat during their short lunch period. My soon-to-be first grader has […]

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I Refuse to Live in Fear

Growing up, stranger danger was just something you occasionally heard about on the news; Terrorist attacks happened abroad; And sex trafficking wasn’t something our parents worried about when taking us to the mall. Life was much different in the 80’s and 90’s. We could ride our bikes to school without locking them on the bike […]

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