A Cure For Chaos

It’s that time of the year again. The slow trickle of the back-to-school celebrations have commenced! Newbie back-to-school parental units, fret not. You’ll catch on. This is the time of year that your home becomes more hushed during the day and bedtimes arrive a little earlier at night. For parents that means the first and…

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It’s The Simple Things

Can you believe it? The year is halfway complete!  While we were doting on one task or other, Father Time whispered sweet nothings into the winds of Mother Nature’s kiss. When we weren’t looking, Autumn turned to Winter and Winter became Spring as Summer patiently waits in the shadows. Amid the changes of the seasons,…

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Hey, hey, hey…It’s Mother’s Day!

IT’S THE FREAKIN’ WEEKEND, MOMMY’S!!!! I know this weekend is supposed to be extra special for the maternal role model but allow me -if you will- a moment to tell you why we are more than just a single recognized calendar day (that some of us try to stretch out over a couple of days…

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A Special Motivation Because Today Is Not Just Monday

Today’s motivation is in honor of my son who gave me purpose 25 years ago. He exhibits this daring, free spirit that confuses and wows me all at once. Where I am introverted and-as he reminds me regularly-less festive (ok he says NOT festive at all but…), he is extroverted and will celebrate the alphabet…

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Some Days I’m Like Finding Dory

Let me get started on my next blog post. …OH LOOK, a Facebook notification! That is the story of my life! It amazes me at how fast I can get side-tracked and go from having a list of 10 things to do to still having a list of 10 things to do all within a…

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Blended Families: The Brady Bunch of today.

The family unit has undergone so many structural changes over the years. The traditional mother/father/children household structure has transitioned, for many, to include stepparents and stepchildren. For those who have undergone the ritual of blending a family, you know all-too-well, the importance of preparing the home team for the new teammates. If you’re successful you…

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Pet Peeves and Gear Grinding

Pet peeves. We all have them. Most of them are legitimately burn-at-the-stake worthy. Some are borderline OCD-ish but others are just plain ridiculous. Because I have taken notice of the fact that my family tends to look at me with alternating head tilts – much like that of long floppy eared puppies,  I thought I…

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Your Home is the Holder of a Myriad of Memories

Everyone can agree that any house with children is a busy one. There’s no shortage of laundry, mess, or noise. On one of my late night up alone excursions (anytime you find time to be alone when you have children is like going on an excursion), I had some time to think. The house was…

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The World Through My Eyes

Where did I go? As I walk to the mirror to see what it shows. The face that looks back at me holds- A resemblance of a girl I used to know. Her eyes, though the same color are darkly tinted with hurt and fear, blood and punishment,confusion and hate. Her body wears scars of…

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A Happy Family New Year

This past weekend was absolutely amazing! I celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve at my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot and brought in the New Year with my family. I can remember, not so long ago, when New Years Eve signified party time. I wanted to hang out, have a drink or…

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