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Spending Time Alone: 1 Mom + 1 Weekend = Countless Possibilities

At first I was disappointed. A few weeks ago I realized I wouldn’t be able to join my husband and daughters when they planned a visit to our hometown. My husband had a weekend of golfing planned, and my daughters were going to spend a week at my parents’ home. Then, I started to think back to the […]

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Break Time With Brut: A Mimosa With a Twist

Sometimes you just need a little time by yourself. A break from the everyday grind of work, kids, and everything in between. We all have those moments, right? In my opinion, something that always makes my “me time” a little more enjoyable and relaxing is a pretty, fun, and yummy drink. I don’t  always choose to […]

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Team Motherhood

We all started out with a game plan. From that first moment when we gasped in surprise at the pregnancy test in the early morning hours, we began to make our plan. We read the books. We formed our opinions. We made lists, adopted strategies, and crafted plans for what we would do IF and […]

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Wake Up Call: My Role in My Daughter’s Future Body Image

The other morning I was halfway watching the end of Good Morning America while stacking cups with my daughter, Ella. One of the segments caught my attention as I heard something about how mothers can impact their daughters. As I listened to them explain the experiment some psychologist did, I got a little choked up (what’s […]

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Just Say Thank You

“I love your top!” “Oh this? It’s ancient!” “Your haircolor is fabulous!” “Ugh…my gray is getting out of control!” “Have you lost weight?” “Pfhhhht! I wish!” “I saw your family photos on Facebook, they were great!” “The photographer worked magic; I hate having my picture taken!” “Your house looks so nice!” “Ha! You should have […]

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