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Am I Cut Out for This?

This week has been rough. The kids have been cranky, the house is in disarray, we all have cabin fever. As mothers, we can often feel overwhelmed. But every once in a while, when I feel especially exhausted and defeated, I can’t help but think to myself: “Am I cut out for this?” When I was […]

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It Doesn’t Get Easier; You Get Stronger

The first year with a new baby is HARD.  Like, REALLY hard. So hard, in fact, older moms in public often offer unsolicited reassurance to strangers they see with infants and toddlers, smiling knowingly and saying “don’t worry, hun, after the first year, it gets easier.” But you know what?  I’m calling their bluff. Of course, my experience is […]

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National Adoption Day | Advice from an Adult Adoptee

National Adoption Day 2016 is here and I’m as happy as my four year old wearing her favorite tutu! As I’ve said before, this is a day that I love more than my birthday; today is dedicated to celebrating and raising awareness for children who are living in the foster care system waiting for forever families. Last […]

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Five Ways to Invest in Yourself this Fall

After I signed my daughter up for swimming and dance; I thought to myself “I want to take a class!” After the internal wrestle to balance budgets, family time and self care, I did find a baking class, pulled the trigger and actually registered. And it was worth every dollar, calorie and minute.  Lately, my social […]

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Do Dads Worry?

My mind tends to wander and over-think about a lot of things. Sometimes when I’m in the car driving to work after dropping my kids off, I can’t get the stream of consciousness to stop — Did I pack enough food for the girls for today? Did I remember my lunch? Where is my water bottle? […]

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