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Riding the Weight Wave

Swimsuit season is coming… that magical time of year when we’re all extra critical of our bodies. I’m nowhere near as judgmental about my body as I once was. Learning to be kinder to myself about my weight and appearance has been a lesson learned slowly over the last decade. As I’ve aged into my […]

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The Other Side of the Camera

I felt the knot in my throat grow as I choked it down and held back tears, tears of exhaustion, of long sleepless nights, of tantrums, of self-doubt. Below me I watched my one-year-old daughter play with a book, studying each page, muttering sounds as if reading. Books are her favorite. This afternoon though, I […]

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Mama’s Makeup Routine

It’s no secret that being a mom takes a lot of time and energy, and many times it means simplifying what we do in the morning to look put together. From wiping off the previous days makeup to reapply more, to juggling mascara and foundation on the way to work, or simply applying it in […]

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You may be 40 (ish) if...

You May Be 40(ish) If . . .

  I’ve entered it, my fourth decade. And guess what? There are definitely some challenges, a fair amount of “what the heck?” moments and also some pretty fabulous bright spots. It is a decade unlike any I’ve experienced so far and it does seem to have a few significant marks. So for those of you also in your fourth decade (or dangerously close), here […]

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