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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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Five Ways to Focus your Student

Sadly, the carefree days of summer have come to a close and we are right back into the swing of school. It seems to me that when kids go back to school, we all start following more of a rigid schedule. In my family, my husband starts taking classes two nights a week, we have […]

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Note to Self: Mommy Edition

I’d like to think that I’m a pretty well-prepared person. As are most moms I know. My diaper bag has the essentials, along with enough snacks to survive a post-apocalypse, and toys to distract small children should we get stuck anywhere (Dr’s office) for more than a few seconds minutes. I like to plan ahead […]

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