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I Don’t Have Time for That

Remember when you wanted to fast-forward a cassette tape and it made that screechy-scratchy sound? This season of my life is flying by that fast–so quickly that sometimes all I hear is the noise. The sounds blend together and if I don’t hit the “stop” button every now and then, I end up missing the […]

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Hanging Up My Cape: Please Don’t Call Me “Supermom”

It happens every time I take my four young children in public. A well-meaning stranger says something to the effect of, “Well look at you, SUPERMOM!”  I’m used to commentary on my family or children in public. It’s going to happen when you have four kids ages four and under, including a set of identical […]

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Beth and I

Meet Abby

I never wanted to have children. Most people don’t know this about me. I often call myself a hesitant mother. In 2006, I met Beth, my now-wife and she already had a one-year-old little boy. He was almost a deal breaker. I was 22 and didn’t think I could be selfless enough to parent. I […]

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On Embracing Seasons

I. Hate. Winter. There. I said it.  I grew up in Wisconsin, so it’s not like I’m not used to the snow, ice, and cold. It’s just that I don’t like it. Beyond that, I just love summer. So much so, that from the first day of August until the first snowflake falls, I find […]

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The Year-End Review of a SAHM

My husband just had his year-end review at work. This is a scenario that is entirely foreign to me — in most of the jobs I’ve had, professional or otherwise, formal sit-downs with supervisors to discuss job performance, expectations and compensation were rare. These were concepts that were more likely to be communicated through passive-aggressive […]

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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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