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7 Ways to Rock Your Soccer Mom Status (1)

7 Ways to Rock Your Soccer Mom Status

As a proud soccer mom for nearly 4 years, I have learned a few things about how to really own that role in my life. Before my own kiddos were old enough to play, I’d thought that you only needed to drive a minivan for your soccer-playing child in order to hold the title. Little […]

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Teaching Civility in Seemingly Less Than Civil Times

There’s been so much talk lately about civility – particularly in national politics. I remember hearing the elementary school children at the bus stop last fall saying how they couldn’t stand this candidate or that one. Of course, they knew nothing about either individual or their political agendas. But this idea goes beyond politics and […]

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Ways to Make Your Kids Move

75+ Ways to Make Your Kids MOVE

When you do something often enough, you don’t even realize it’s not “normal.” That’s what sports and being active generally have become for my family. Without realizing it, my husband and I have created a culture of movement in our household. I give most of the credit to him on this one. When I met him, […]

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Child Care Options

Daycares and Nannies, Au Pairs? Oh My!

From the time we learn we’ll soon welcome that precious baby into the world, we parents must figure out how to care for them. So begins the extensive research on the many options for this sweet child who we hope to guide into the best person imaginable. One major decision I seem to need to revisit often is choosing where my […]

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Bold Girls

Bold Girls Change the Game

I certainly don’t need a reason to explain how important it is to build up our daughters, but I’m especially inspired right now. To start… March is Women’s History Month and March 8 was International Women’s day with a #BeBoldForChange message. I started that day with a women’s leadership breakfast at Columbus School for Girls. Then I […]

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Blended Part 1 - Joy

Blended, Part 1: Joy

With the passing of Florence Henderson (aka Mrs. Brady of the Brady Bunch), I feel compelled to talk about one of the most important aspects of my life. I never planned to divorce the father of my children and then marry a man with kids of his own, but I’ve been insanely blessed as a […]

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3 Easy Steps to Make 2017 Count… WITHOUT Resolutions

I heard a statistic that 80% of all New Year’s resolutions fail. Rather than digging into the reasons behind that, or even spilling which of mine have had success (or were forgotten) over the past several years, I think we should redirect our attention this year. What if, instead of creating what are so often short-sighted and […]

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