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An Orphaned Mom

I’m young – 37. And I don’t have living parents anymore. I’m an orphan and I, of course, hate it. My friends have parents, why did mine have to die so young? (Commencing pity party…..). The Backstory….. In 2013, my dad passed away just four days after I told him that I was pregnant with […]

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On Being a Boy Mom

On Being a Boy Mom

    I Realized Something Recently  Not too long ago, I was pondering whether I’d like to have a third child.  Just a few weeks away from my due date with baby boy #2 (let’s call him Baby G), and it hit me like the weight of my 2-year old son lobbing a wooden toy at my […]

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Mom Tribe

How to Find Mommy Friends

In the workforce, you need to surround yourself with great coworkers. Great coworkers makes doing your day to day job a lot easier. It is important to have peers you can bounce ideas off of, lend a hand, and give advice. We too as moms need a supportive workforce behind what we do as well. […]

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The Mommy Review

The Mommy Review

Let me begin by congratulating you. Being a mom is a hard, often thankless job, and you’re doing great! The role of mother is one of the most important responsibilities a woman can have, and that’s why I encourage your to do a Mommy Review. Similar to an Annual Performance Review one might receive from […]

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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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I Still Believe!

I owe Santa a thank you tonight.  He made my day…MY day, not my kids’ days (though he definitely did that, too), but he made this mom’s day.   I Still Believe As I was talking my two-year-old off the ledge of fear and trauma from sitting on his lap, Santa looked me square in […]

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Dublin, Ohio

A Love Letter to Dublin, Ohio

Dear Dublin, Writing this is a lot harder than I expected. When we first met a little over three years ago, on a frigid late Saturday in November, I wasn’t sure what to think of you. I was hesitant to start a new relationship with you because you looked very different than what I knew […]

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