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5 Things My Kids Hate and I Love

As my husband was bear hugging my 3 year old tonight so I could trim his dirt-encrusted fingernails I thought “Man, these kids don’t know what they’re missing!” Maybe it’s because they’re boys. Maybe there’s been a miraculous change over the last three decades of my life. Maybe they’ll grow to enjoy some of these and […]

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Behind the Holiday Card…

I love this season for SO many reasons. Candy canes. Hot chocolate. Twinkling white lights. Snowflake art. Fireplaces. Warm blankets. Elf. One of my absolute favorite “Decemberisms” is our daily trip to the mailbox to see family and friends’ holiday cards that our dear postman has delivered. I take a few moments to admire each one, the […]

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How my preschooler is like my dog.

Let me begin by saying that my preschooler has never known a day without his big brother (5 1/2) and big, furry sister (our 7 1/2 year old golden retriever). Having spent almost three years together, they are more alike than I ever thought a human and dog could be. Here are my ten favorite similarities beyond their big, […]

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BodyArmor: Hydration for the Whole Family

When Amy and Michelle, owners of FCMB, approached me about doing a sports-drink related sponsored post, I jumped at the chance. I’m always on the lookout for something to enhance my performance! BodyArmor is a premium sports drink that provides superior hydration and is loaded with potassium-packed electrolytes, vitamins, coconut water and contains nothing artificial! […]

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I LOVE the Olympics. Always have. My grandmother missed out on swimming the butterfly leg of the IM relay in the 1940 games that were cancelled due to World War II. My 11th birthday fell right in the middle of the Lillehammer Games and my mom, of course, led the charge with an Olympics-themed party. The […]

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ISO summer friends…

A few days ago, someone posted in a local Facebook mom’s group and it totally caught my eye. It was something along the lines of, “Hey! I’m a teacher who’s off for the summer. Who’s interested in some play dates for their kids?” Yes. Speaking my language. I had really (I mean REALLY!) wanted to […]

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A Mother’s Reach….

A little over four years ago, I received a Facebook message from a friend who I had gone to high school with. We had chatted a few times in the years since graduation. She suggested that I look into Stroller Strides, a group fitness class where moms can bring their babies in strollers. (She owned […]

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