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women's history

National Women’s History Month: Books and Activities to Celebrate

March is National Women’s History Month, and it is an excellent opportunity to celebrate important women with your children by reading, engaging in fun activities, and learning about family history. Numerous books teach about important women in our Nation’s history. Here is a short list of ten books that my family particularly enjoyed: 1. Good Night […]

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social distancing

Embracing Social Distancing

With the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) upon us, you are likely practicing social distancing. I will be perfectly honest that when I first accepted the NEED to stay home with my family of four for what may be weeks on end, I felt utterly and totally overwhelmed and anxious. How are we going to make […]

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rock bottom

The Rock Bottom of Modern Day Motherhood

These days, more than ever before, we hear about the challenges of motherhood. And with good reason. There’s a seemingly endless list of obstacles that moms face in raising their kids today while simultaneously juggling careers, managing households, caring for spouses, and the (often invisible) list goes on.  The “village” is as elusive as ever. Current […]

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Today I sulked.

Today I Sulked

On the last day of 2019, social media was riddled with people comparing where and who they were a decade ago versus today. Others were giving inspirational quotes and reviewing their resolutions. For me… On the last day of the decade, I was filled with anxiety and sadness – and I sulked. I sulked because […]

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holiday spirit

When the Holidays Don’t Feel Magical

I’ve had holiday music going since November, trying to instill the magic of the holiday spirit in my girls. However, as we close in on the “Big Day,” something seems to be missing this year.  Perhaps, it’s the fact that my dad isn’t here. This marks the tenth Christmas without him. How I miss his quirky […]

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