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imperfect life

Three Things I’m Quitting Now

While doing some introspection recently (read: driving with all three kids buckled in the back seats actually being quiet), I identified some unhealthy patterns that I had gotten caught up in. In fact, subconsciously I knew they were lingering and I really needed to do something about them. There is never a better time to […]

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family bond

A Letter to My Oldest Child

To my oldest child, I’ve been thinking and I have something I just have to get off my chest. We’ve never really talked about this before but its been eating at me for a while. I hope you understand how much I love you and always have your best interest in mind. Now that you’re […]

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books on motherhood

Mommy Must Reads

I know free time, especially time to read, is probably in short supply for you these days. If and when there is time to spare, it always feels like there are a million and one things to do – laundry, cleaning, meal prep, etc., right?  However, if you have a little extra time I encourage […]

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parenting goes by quickly

Do the Parenting Years Really Fly By?

“Enjoy it because it will all go by so quickly.” We have all heard this nugget of advice in regards to raising our children. Is it true? I believe so. Is it helpful? For me, it depends on what stage of my daughter’s fleeting childhood is happening. Do the years fly by as quickly as […]

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strong mom

I’m Not The Mom I Thought I’d Be

But who is? We think we know what it will be like to be a parent. We imagine how we will handle certain scenarios, then we actually become parents, and reality sets in. Try as we might, things won’t always go as planned or as hoped. So what do we do? We adapt. We improvise, […]

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5 Steps to Declutter Toys

5 Steps to Declutter Toys

How to Know it’s Time to Declutter Toys Last year after having my second child I became completely overwhelmed with the amount of “stuff” in our house. Can you relate? With the new baby, visitors were constantly coming with gifts not only for him but also for my three-year-old daughter.  Since we now had a […]

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Am I where I want to be

Am I Where I Want To Be?

The combination of a New Year and a January birthday always brings me to a place of introspection. I just love the hope that comes with a fresh start and the excitement of new adventures to come. Amidst all of the ambition, I also find myself pondering my place in life.  I remember distinctly completing […]

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kindness of strangers

A Few Good Men

Driving home from preschool pickup, the battery light illuminated on my dash and the car began to smell as if it were burning. Shortly after, my SUV completely stopped working in the middle of the road. I found myself and three young children in an inoperable vehicle in heavy traffic. I got out and opened […]

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time with children

Living My Kids’ Childhood

Is it just me or does back to school time get you feeling nostalgic? Life finally slows down a little and I have time to pause and think. The kids are older, the year-end is quickly approaching and time keeps marching on. There is one thing about back to school this year though that stirred […]

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