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To the well meaning empty nesters who warn me to cherish EVERY moment…

I encounter you at the grocery store.  At the gym.  At the park.  On random sidewalks.  Typically places and times I am trying to calm a toddler temper tantrum while hanging on to a baby who is trying desperately to spread her wings and leave… read more

let dirty dishes lie… and other wive’s tales debunked!

At one of my bridal showers, some sweet, well-meaning woman gave me this advice, “Don’t ever go to bed angry! Talk and work things out.” And we tried. and tried. and tried. But it seemed that for us, with any argument that came up, regardless… read more

Ahh, the sites of fall…

the leaves… (yes, I realize these are fake… just work with me as I build the image here folks 😉 ). The cozy decor… (too soon for that, you say? Well, then just count yourself lucky that there is no recording of the sounds coming… read more

Don’t Be a Duck!

I just arrived home from a crazy week… which is a story in and of itself… it consisted of an impromptu cross country drive (sans hubby!) with 6 kiddos, attending my sweet grandmas funeral, celebrating sons birthday, putting another son on a plane with hubby… read more

It’s my party…

and I’ll eat cake how I want to!               … as I have been reading about mindfulness, one of the points that really caught my attention is that to be mindful is not to be perfect.  It’s about coming… read more

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