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Confessions of an “Older Mom”

Confession:  I feel like an old mom.  Okay, maybe that’s not entirely accurate.  I FEEL like a 25-year-old.  But I’ll just say it: this month I turned 39.  Which means I’ve begun the countdown to 40.  When it comes to being a mom, statistically speaking I’m old.  The average age of a first-time mom is […]

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Motherhood, Juxtaposed.

Motherhood is being exhausted beyond all reason, yet still having an urge to get more things done. It’s pride that your child is growing and learning, and unexplainable grief that they will never be this small again. It’s giving everything you have, every day, and still feeling like you haven’t given enough. It’s finding clothes […]

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5 Date Nights You Can Easily Do at Home

When you become a parent, it’s a major lifestyle change.  One of the biggest changes is your ability to spend quality, one on one time with your spouse.  The weekend used to consist of relative “free time” to have what now (in retrospect) seems like endless date night opportunities.  When you have a baby, your […]

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you'll understand when you're a mom

You’ll Understand When You’re a Mom

  Dear Mom, Each year as we near Mother’s Day, I find myself reflecting on my mother as well as my five short years with the same title. Every time I journey down this thought process, I find myself thinking about the phrase that used to drive me insane: “You’ll Understand When You’re A Mom.” […]

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No More Wine

Why I Put Down the Wine Glass

I love wine. I really do. I love the smell of it. All the smells–flowery, citrusy, spicy, musty, astringent. I love the look of it–in bottles and boxes and glasses big, small and stemless. A generously poured glass of ruby or golden liquid, whether lit by the soft glow of a restaurant candle or the staccato […]

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