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Festival decor and signage was designed to capture the "family" theme. Center pieces included quotes about children, family and friends.


Unconventional is the word I often use to describe my fertility and pregnancy journey. Having been told on more than one occasion that I would never conceive naturally, I was quite surprised when eight pregnancy tests proclaimed me pregnant in March 2012, and it took me the next nine months to come to terms with […]

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Nine Weeks and Counting…

Our single week countdown officially began this week. Our sweet baby girl is due in nine weeks, an official due date of December 24 – that’s right – Christmas Eve!  Can you think of a better Christmas present?! I keep telling my 15-month-old she is getting a sister for Christmas. She obviously has no clue […]

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My best friend of 30+ years and I at the New Order concert in July! Can you tell I was excited?!

ME is not a four-letter word!

On Sunday, July 28, 2013 I hopped on a plane to Washington, DC. Not because I was traveling for work or participating in a political rally, I flew those 850+ miles to attend a concert with my girlfriend. And, I left behind my husband and eight-month-old daughter. I can hear your gasps already. Go ahead, […]

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Mohawk in progress

Barbershop of Horrors

My 8-year-old son recently needed a haircut and decided he wanted to go to a barbershop. Not a hair salon. A men’s barbershop. While waiting for his turn, he realized he needed to go to the bathroom. Finding it without toilet paper, he politely asks for some before going in. Oh, great. Now we all […]

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Girls Week 2031! Woot!

When I’m up to my neck in teething and diaper blowouts and toddler fury, I have a go-to fantasy. I imagine that I skip town with my girlfriends and we escape for a Girls Week of chit chat, margaritas, cute outfits, slow mornings, and warm (not sweaty) sunshine. We are free and life is leisurely. […]

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Mom on the Brink!

I came across an article last week titled “On the Brink: Many Working Moms Falling Apart.”  I froze and said “OMG! That’s me!”  I read the whole article — something I don’t usually have time for and forwarded it to every working mom I know.  One of my mommy friends and I emailed back forth […]

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