My Advice to the Graduates

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Have you seen the videos and pictures of the “Senior walks” that have come up lately? They’re so great. I love that the schools have started doing this. It’s exciting for the elementary students and teachers as they cheer, and it’s a great way to honor the graduates. Here are a few pics from my small … Read more…

Breakfast in Bed with Dirty Feet on Mother’s Day

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There has been so much life happen over the last several months. I’ve seen the tragic unexpected loss of loved ones, job changes, divorces, marriages, new babies and graduation announcements. The only thing that is certain is change. The loss of friends have shaken us to the core this year and this weekend we just took the … Read more…

The End Game

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Do you have any idea how stressful it is to date someone that sucks at karaoke when they don’t know they suck at karaoke? I mean, what do you say? Especially when the relationship is fairly new and they really get into the song in a rocker pose and a foot stomp that Journey’s someday-love-will-find-you video could … Read more…

Why I Invite My Kids Into My Dream

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I have been a stay-at-home-mom, I have worked outside the home, and now I work from home. There are pros and cons to every scenario, but regardless of where you are in life, it is so important to share your dreams and hearts desires with your kids, right where you are. Especially if you’re just … Read more…

When the Sun Comes Out

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When you stay at home all week with the kids for Spring Break without any plans, you get to say things like “Do not stand on that gallon of milk.” I kept Spring Break low key because I knew I would be just returning from my trip to the White House. I thought I might … Read more…

The Great Big White House Adventure

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One day out of the blue my editor at Babble emailed me and said “Would you be available to go to Washington, D.C. and cover Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! event at the White House in a few weeks?” After my eyes popped out of my skull, I texted that scenario to my husband with a … Read more…

The Finality Of It

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This post is not meant to offend anyone. Sam and I were high school sweethearts and parted ways well over 20 years ago. We went on to have our own families and had little to no contact over the years. This is me looking back.  As many of you know I went on a big … Read more…

Clothes Shopping: Like the Hooker on Rodeo Drive

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Boy, I tell ya, I am nothing if not practical. If I leave the house I want to run at least two errands, I only buy clothes for the kids that can mix and match in different combinations, comfort is my number one priority, and I am a planner. Plan, plan, plan, plan, planner. I … Read more…

Small-Town Girl at the White House

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“I can’t wait to get to school on Monday and tell my friends that my mom gets to go to the White House!” my son exclaimed. Mercy sakes, I hope they believe him. Because I can’t quite believe it myself just yet. I’ve been writing regularly for Babble, a Disney-owned parenting site, and an opportunity came … Read more…

Because Of Who’s Watching

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Well here we are, almost the end of February. If you recall, in my post Failed New Year’s Goals I talked about how February is the time where people start losing steam on new habits. I also told you about how my other goals may fall short, but chasing a dream of being a writer … Read more…

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