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I’m a better mom as a working mom

I’m a better mom as a working mom

There was some hubbub in the news last week about the quantity of hours that moms spend with their kids (ages 3-11) having very little impact on their social/emotional well being or academic achievement. Music to my ears. I love working. I love being a working…

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#GimmeFive Challenge

#GimmeFive Challenge

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the LET’S MOVE campaign, Michelle Obama has issued a new challenge … #GimmeFive. Not only does she want to see high-fives trending to celebrate people making healthy choices but she is challenging all of us to come up…

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I Like Your Real House

I Like Your Real House

I like clean houses, organized and beautiful. Like a library, or a museum, I appreciate the order, the quiet, the beauty. I appreciate the strategically placed candle on the coffee table. I like cool houses. I like the funky pattern combos and the flea market…

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Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

Only 1% Of Kids Eat A Healthy Diet

So What Does A “Healthy Diet” For Kids Look Like? A recent study out of Northwestern University found that only 1% of kids over the age of 5 consumed a healthy diet regularly. Yikes. Looking around at my fellow parents, I am pretty sure that…

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Time…or lack thereof

Time…or lack thereof

The Earth circles around the sun 365 and ¼ times per year creating 365 days in a calendar year.  Of those 365 days I see my kids pretty close to half of them which amounts to about 182 days. Not too bad…I, as a divorced…

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Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby…

Dearest Fifth Baby, Today was your due date. Today was a day intended for celebration. Today, we went to church, spent time with family and visited a friend’s new house. Today did not include your birth.  27 weeks ago, during a routine ultrasound we were…

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I Am Dad

I Am Dad

I am…Dad, Dad?, DAD! dad noun Informal. A male parent: SO, that is who I am? OK, I am a male parent. I accept that. Now that I know, it is much easier to navigate my life. I used to think “dad” was a guy…

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The Perfect Vows

The Perfect Vows

These are some of the most beautiful vows in history. When NASCAR driver, Brian Scott, married Whitney Kay, their vows brought the house down. But the magical moment when he turns to her three-year-old daughter, Brielle, your heart may just melt forever. Love this North…

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