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Making Peace with my To Do List 1

Making Peace with My To-Do List

I used to have a bathroom clock. It was small, red, and didn’t fog up during a steamy shower. I moved a lot in my twenties, and the bathroom clock was always one of the first items unpacked. Logistically, I depended on it to pace my morning routine. Emotionally, it was a visible sign, along […]

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25 Dinner Tips from a Mom Who Hates to Cook

I can boast an assortment of talents that I’ve found useful as a mother: getting strange stains out of clothing, cutting sandwiches in the “right” shape, picking every tomato out of a meal, remembering to give my daughter a bath at least every few days, and tuning out undesirable sounds like beeping, clanging, screaming, whining, […]

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What We Wish We’d Done: First-Time Parents Battling Flu Season

Some lessons have to be learned the hard way. Our 15-month old daughter has been battling illness basically bi-weekly since her first birthday in late October. We both work full-time, so she spends her Monday through Friday daytime hours at a center (which we adore!) with about a dozen other germy toddlers who aren’t shy […]

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Meaningful Moments–6 Creative Ways to Practice the Art of Meditation

Three years ago, I made the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art. Often it was in the form of food–trying new recipes or new plating designs. I even included the creation of new […]

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