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The Nutcracker Dilemma: Dare to Let Them Dream

“Are you, like, so excited to put your daughters in ballet class?” It’s a question I hear more often than I ever expected. If you are reading this and know me, you likely asked me this yourself. I probably smiled, nodded with secret understanding, and gave a vague response, like “We’ll see” or “Maybe next year.” Well, I lied. […]

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Pate for My Tired Pregnant Butt

This pregnancy has been nothing like my first pregnancy. The first time around I was nauseous for most of the first trimester. Not the awful stuff, but the run-of-the-mill “give me all the ginger ale” stuff. My husband was sympathetic, but I didn’t see the wave of recognition until I likened it to the sea […]

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Talking to Myself

The other morning, I woke up early. That really annoying early… 45 minutes before the alarm goes off. You’re really not ready to make a go of things, especially on a cold winter morning, but by the time you get back to sleep, you’re just going to have to get up. So I lay in […]

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I’m A Perfect Mom

I’m a perfect mom. PHEW! That felt great to say! Before you stop reading, at least let me clarify. I like sparkling floors, books arranged by height, clothes in color and sleeve length sequence, and objects all in their own “place.” I like checking boxes off a list, pretty calendars, and perfectly laid plans.  I […]

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PULSE Cycling Event Recap!

We had a blast working our butts off with PULSE Cycling two weeks ago! PULSE Cycling, in Williston, graciously opened their doors and hosted us for two special moms-only cycling sessions! Pulse Cycling, greater-Burlington’s newest cycling studio, offers classes that are inspirational, motivational and fun in a clean space on modern well-cared for bikes. All abilities ride […]

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The Music of My Children

Yesterday, sitting in my warm car with my youngest child, I was truly shocked. Shocked by the fact of only one child in my car. Shocked by the fact that there were not two others in the backseat. Or, even, all three of them in the backseat, with the front seat empty. Which is how […]

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Maple Pumpkin Bread with Cousins

This year everyone came to our house for Christmas. I love hosting and hate driving in the snow, so this was perfect. “Everyone” included two cousins to my toddler and I thought that I would create a fun cooking project for the three of them. My toddler loves to dump and mix, the 10 year […]

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On Turning 40

I love birthdays and not just mine. I love all birthdays. It’s that one day made just for you. I love baking cakes illuminated with a copious amount of candles for friends and family. I love blowing out my own candles and making some youthful wish, like a 9-year-old, and believing it will come true. […]

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