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Tit for Tat – I Don’t Want my Kids Thinking Like That

Tit for tat is usually a term referring to exchanging blows in a fight. While my boys are certainly becoming experts in that regard (giant eye-roll), I’m using the term tit for tat in a more you-scratch-my-back-I’ll-scratch-yours kind of a way. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as my husband questions why I’m […]

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Working Moms- Cut Yourself Some Slack

For working moms, finding balance can be a challenge.   Most weeks, I feel like I’m operating at full capacity Monday through Friday. Beginning at 6am, it’s: go, rush, go. I get two boys ready and out the door before heading to work. The kids have their own long, busy days while I’m in the […]

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What “Piece by Piece” Means to Me

I first heard Kelly Clarkson’s Idol performance of “Piece by Piece” on the way to drop my son off at daycare a few weeks ago. The radio host was describing how it had brought both Kelly, and the Idol judges to tears the night before, and stoic me thought, “yea right, this is Idol trying […]

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Resolutions for a Lifetime

In the last few years I’ve stopped making a New Year’s resolution. I make enough resolutions throughout the year, that by the time New Years rolls around my biggest goal is just to stay awake until the clock strikes midnight.  I especially won’t make gigantic, life-altering New Year’s resolutions. That’s a lot of pressure to […]

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