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Washington, DC! A Family Trip!

I have been thinking about going to Washington, DC for almost 6 years! Ever since my daughter came home in 2010, I have dreamed about taking her to see the Obama White House. I obsessed about it! Having my black daughter visit the White House while a beautiful black family occupied it meant everything to me! […]

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The Day I Cried Over Spilled Smoothie

  We all know there’s no use crying over spilled milk, (well, unless it’s breastmilk) but what about crying over spilled smoothie? It was a Monday morning and I had made a smoothie for my daughter as part of her breakfast. She’s been so picky about eating vegetables but will suck down anything in smoothie […]

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Legacy Making Parenting

When my older daughter turned 9 this year, halfway to legal adulthood, I started thinking about what it was I wanted  to accomplish in my “second term” as her mother. While I recognize that I’m not the commander-in-chief of the free world, I still think I too can have a legacy. I want my work […]

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Dad’s French Toast

Every family has it’s food traditions and Christmas morning always meant sourdough french toast for me. My sister and I always did Christmas morning at our dad’s and the afternoon with our mom. We would wake up early (ok, I, being the baby of the family, would wake up early and pester my sister until […]

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30 Day Challenges

It wasn’t until after my first daughter was born 4 years ago that I discovered my affinity for 30 day challenges. It all started when I became frustrated that I wasn’t taking time to do one single thing for myself in any given day. My whole day centered around caring for my infant child, my […]

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Summer Reading

It’s almost summer, and you may be thinking of things like vacation, gardening, flip flops, or increased burglaries… or summer reading?  You have probably dusted off your window fans (if you live in Vermont), or turned down your central air conditioning to below 70 if you are below the Mason Dixon line. But not me. […]

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